The romantic ballad, co-written by Morris and Saxe alongside Ryan Marrone and Jimmy Robbins, finds the two artists trying to find the words to describe someone they love.
"Love too big for a love song / If I tried to sum it up I know I’d get it wrong / Sometimes if it don’t sound right / I apologize, I just said it cause it rhymed," they harmonize on the chorus. "Four chords, three minutes, you never fit in it / So I just take you line by line / Oh, I’ll be writing about you for the rest of my life / Line by line."
"I have always loved being contemplative of the artist vs. muse relationship in songs," Morris said in a statement. "'Line by Line' acts as a promise that I’ll never be done writing about my muse in this life because he can’t be summed up in one song. Writing that day with JP was the most fluid, inspiring session. He’s a lyrical faucet. He threw out the line ‘immortalizing my sincerity’ and it blew my mind. I think all in all, we wrote the whole song in an hour and immediately recorded it."
"My first thought about this song is that it’s surreal I get to be sharing it with one of my favorite artists ever," Saxe added. "Regarding what it’s about…as songwriters, we spend a lot of our lives trying to bottle up a feeling into a song, and often, the biggest feelings, the best ones… the complicated, detailed, messy, incredible ones… just aren’t going to fit. ‘Line by Line’ is our recognition of that… of how one song just isn’t enough to capture it all, but how we’re just going to keep writing, futilely and lovingly, anyway."
"Line By Line" will be featured on Saxe's debut album, set for release this spring. Check out the new collab in the video below!
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