When asked by the Los Angeles Times if going back from c and w suggested “the libs have been owned,” Maren reacted, “I’m sure some people may think that. And I would say, ‘Feel free. Go ahead.'”
She continued, “I don’t want to have an adversarial relationship to country music. I still find myself weirdly wanting to protect it. But it’s not a family member. That’s the f–ked-up part, is that I’m talking about it as if it’s a person, but it’s not.”
The Bridge, which likewise consists of the track “Get the Hell Out of Here,” shows her growing disillusion with nation.
“These songs are obviously the result of that—the aftermath of walking away from something that was really important to you and the betrayal that you felt very righteously,” she kept in mind. “But also knowing there’s a thread of hope as you get to the other side.”
And her brand-new tune “The Tree” appears to show that hope.
I’ll never ever stop growin’,” she sings on the track, ” any place I’m goin’/ Hope I’m not the only one.”