Maren Morris revealed all the details for her upcoming third studio album, Humble Quest, on Thursday morning (Jan. 13).
Arriving on March 25 via Sony Music Nashville, Humble Quest will feature 11-tracks, produced by Greg Kurstin, including her recently released autobiographical single, “Circles Around This Town” and a tribute to her late friend and producer, Busbee. The introspective album will find Morris returning to her country roots and will consist of only solo tracks with no collaborations.
In addition to detailing her new album and sharing the full track list, which you can see below, Morris also penned a letter to fans about becoming humble.
“It turns out, this pandemic did humble me,” Morris shared in a letter to fans on social media. “Shooting my mouth off one time too many humbled me, the death of a beloved friend and producer humble me, motherhood and marriage humbled me, ‘Humble’ began to feel more like a grounded state of understanding oneself; not so much by being relatable to or understood by all. What I also discovered is that the songs I was managing to compose during this time were the most authentic and light lyrics that have ever flowed from my pen. They weren’t fitting with the times, they were distracting and eventually saving me from the times.”
“So, here are the stories of my rises, my overshares, my appreciation of Midwestern guys who stand at least a foot taller than me, my lullabies, my wine-soaked conversations with a dear friend and my final goodbye to one,” Morris concluded. “Am I humble enough now? Maybe. Or maybe I still haven’t found it yet. Or maybe, who gives a shit as long as your friends and, most importantly, you know what your heart is all about? But here’s to taking the quest to find out…”
Read her full letter from Morris in the below Instagram post.
In addition, Morris is nominated for two GRAMMY Awards this year: Best Country Song for “Better Than We Found It” and Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Chasing After You,” the No. 1, Platinum-certified collaboration with her husband Ryan Hurd.
Humble Quest follows Morris’ 2019 project, GIRL.
Humble Quest Track List
1. Circles Around This Town
2. The Furthest Thing
3. I Can’t Love You Anymore
4. Humble Quest
5. Background Music
7. Tall Guys
10. Good Friends
11. What Would This World Do?