Maren Morris Releases ‘Circles Around This Town’ Single

Maren Morris shared a new single, “Circles Around This Town.” The song arrived along with an accompanying music video directed by Harper Smith.

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Maren Morris — who is up for two more Grammys this year for her songs “Better Than We Found It” and “Chasing After You” — penned “Circles Around This Town” with frequent collaborators Julia Michaels, Jimmy Robbins and her husband Ryan Hurd. Renowned, Grammy-winning producer Greg Kurstin (Foo Fighters, Adele) helmed the track.

Maren detailed “Circles Around This Town” and the video in a press release:

I could see the visuals for “Circles Around This Town” the moment I wrote the song. I’ve always been so inspired by the industrial, blown out colors of music videos from the 90s, so Harper Smith and I wanted the aesthetics of this video to reflect that grainy, devil-may-care attitude of all my females heroes from that era: Sheryl, Fiona, Alanis. Obviously, having a penchant for the nostalgic, we decided to recreate my teenage bedroom and pin old photos of me as a kid on the walls and have me typing on an old PC computer. I knew I didn’t want to take anything too seriously in this video, so all our amplified “signs of the universe” are purposefully campy, but they also ask the viewer, “Is the universe actually showing you signs or do you just know when you need to make a real change?” “Circles Around This Town” is my story, so I felt like I truly got to relive my journey from Texas to Nashville again.

Watch the visual for “Circles Around This Town” below: