October 2, 2020
Maren Morris released her new song and video for “Better Than We Found It” early Friday.
The song is a powerful and thought provoking addition to the ongoing dialogue of the Black Lives Matter movement and the related protests that sparked earlier this year; it is a reflection on Morris’ own internal conflict regarding the current state of civil unrest in America. She poses the question, “Will we sit on our hands, do nothing about it? Or will we leave this world better than we found it?”
The music video features footage from protests as well as stories from families who have been direct victims of discrimination and police brutality in America. It ends with a personal letter by Morris to her newborn son. She reads, “I will spend the rest of my waking days leaving this world that you find so fascinating better than I found it.”
Morris is donating a portion of the proceeds from the song to the Black Women’s Health Imperative. According to their website, they are “the first nonprofit organization created by Black women to help protect and advance the health and wellness of Black women and girls.“
Watch the full music video below.