Maren Morris Releases ‘Dear Hate’ With Vince Gill After Las Vegas Shooting
Maren Morris decided there would never be a "right time" to formally release "Dear Hate," so she chose Monday (Oct. 2). The singer's duet with Vince Gill serves notice that love will conquer all.
On Twitter Morris revealed that she wrote "Dear Hate" three years ago, shared it with fans on Soundcloud in June 2016 and then added Gill to the mix. "I never knew when would be the right time (to release it)," she says, "but I realized today that there's never a right time. hate is everywhere and I'm sick of not doing enough."
"In the darkest tunnel, there is still love & music," she furthers.
"Dear hate / I saw you on the news today," Morris begins in "Dear Hate." "Like a shock it takes my breath away / You fall like rain / Cover us in drops of pain / I'm afraid that we just might drown."
Earlier on Twitter Morris talked about playing the Route 91 Harvest Festival just one night before the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas. Like so may artists, she says her heart is broken.
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During the second verse of "Dear Hate," Gill sings of the Civil War riots and resistance, the assassination of President Kennedy and the Sept. 11 tragedies in New York City and Washington D.C.:
"Dear hate / You were smiling from that Selma bridge / In Dallas when that bullet hit / And Jackie cried / You pulled those towers from the sky / And even on our darkest nights / The world keeps spinning round."
At the chorus the two come together to proclaim that in spite of hate's high profile and confident smile, love will win. It's a sentiment many country fans need to hear today, one day removed from the worst shooting in American History.
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