Maren Morris and Husband Ryan Hurd Drop Sweet Duet 'Chasing After You' at the 'Perfect' Time
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"I know it's a matter of time/Till you walk, till you walk back out of my life/Leave me standing here lonely feeling like a fool," the duo sings. "Every time, every time you say we're done/You come back to the love you were running from/Don't know why, don't know why I let you but I do/Guess I love chasing after you."
While the country stars have worked on music together before, this is their first official collaboration. The song is Hurd's follow up to his EOM EP last year.
"Maren and I met writing songs and we've sung on each other's records and written together, but this is the first time we've gotten to do an actual duet together," said Hurd, 34, in a press release. (The couple met while co-writing a song for Tim McGraw.) "It feels like the timing is really perfect and it's a full-circle moment to get to make music together in this way."
Speaking with Kelleigh Bannen on Apple Music Country's Today's Country Radio, the couple explained this is one tune they hadn't written themselves.
"The song is actually pretty famous on Music Row. The demo made it through the rounds and a lot of people held it. And so I felt really blessed when it kind of fell to me a couple of years ago," Hurd said. "We recorded a different version of it, but we wanted one that was a little more current and something that fit our sound a little bit better now. And it's gone through a couple of versions, it really has. I remember we were on a beach in the Cayman Islands, I think it was the first trip we ever took together, and Maren was like, 'I want to sing on that song with you.' So this is years in the making."
"Chasing After You" is Morris' second duet this year after working with JP Saxe on "Line by Line" last month.
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"Life isn't that different from the way that we planned it, to be honest. We were going to be off the road right now," Hurd told PEOPLE at the start of the pandemic last year. "It's a little harder because we can't really have anybody over to see our baby, but I feel like we're very blessed in that we have avoided a lot of hardships that other artists have had to face, because we haven't had to really cancel many shows."
"We're really lucky to just be here learning how to be a family of three and it's been really an amazing time in our lives," he added.