Maren Morris Debuts Protest Song Video For ‘Better Than We Found It’, Featuring Her Son Hayes

Maren Morris holds onto her son, Hayes Hurd, in her brand new music video for “Better Than We Found It”.

The video features spotlights on Nashville locals, who have experienced discrimination, harassment, and police brutality. Some of the faces that are more recognizable are Mariachi singer Gustavo Flores, and the family members of Daniel Hambrick, a black man who was killed by a Nashville police officer in 2018.

“I wanted to write something to address exactly how I feel right now, and this came together pretty quickly,” Maren shared about the important song off her new album.

She adds that it is “a protest song. It’s the most American thing to protest and protest songs have been so embedded in American culture: Bob Dylan, Nina Simone. I think the world right now is sort of in a perpetual mourning period and I wanted to have a song that had weight but also had hope. I still have hope for this country and for the future of it, and as a new mother I wanted to promise my son that I’m going to do everything in my power to leave this world better than the one I came into and the one I see right now.”

A portion of proceeds from “Better Than We Found It” will benefit the Black Women’s Health Imperative, a nonprofit that aims to protect and advance the health and wellness of black women and girls.


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