Maren Morris Announces New EP 'Intermission'

21 June 2024 | 10:39 am | Mary Varvaris

Maren Morris "can’t wait to cathartically scream f*ck at the top of our lungs together."

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Maren Morris's new five-song EP, Intermission, will be released this August, but you can hear the first single at midnight ET on Friday (21 June).

The American country music solo star (and member of supergroup The Highwomen) announced the project on her Instagram, writing:

every good show needs an intermission

5 new songs out 8/2.

cut! ft. @juliamichaels out tonight at midnight et.

In addition to Cut, the EP contains the tracks I Hope I Never Fall In Love, Push Me Over, Because Of Course, and This Is How A Woman Leaves.

Morris said of the first single, Cut, featuring Julia Michaels earlier this week, “cut! featuring @juliamichaels out friday. can’t wait to cathartically scream f*ck at the top of our lungs together.”

You can pre-add/pre-save Intermission to your library here.

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As to what the EP will sound like, that’s unsure. However, in September last year, Morris revealed her plans to leave country music. She cited the sociopolitical divide between country music artists and their fans, which she said has become a miserable hurdle that began “after the Trump years.”

Last week, Morris opted to celebrate Pride Month by coming out as bisexual.

“happy to be the B in LGBTQ+,” her post read. “happy pride.”

The ‘B’ in LGBTQ+ stands for bisexual, and Morris’ post included photos of her waving a pride flag during her concert in Phoenix, Arizona. 

The My Church singer has always been an outspoken ally for the queer community, receiving GLAAD’s Excellence in Media Award last year for promoting acceptance of LGBTQ+ people.

The Intermission EP follows the release of Morris’ singles The Tree and Get The Hell Out Of Here, which she dropped last year. She said about those tracks:

“These two songs are incredibly key to my next step because they express a very righteously angry and liberating phase of my life these last couple of years but also how my navigation is finally pointing towards the future, whatever that may be or sound like. Honouring where I’ve been and what I’ve achieved in country music, but also freely moving forward.”