"The Middle" clocks in at three minutes and hears the worlds of country and EDM crossing paths. Heavy on the synth, the bouncy cut puts Maren at the forefront as she sings about compromise and having a lover take the initiative to meet her halfway. "Oh baby/ Why don't you just meet me in the middle/ I'm losing my mind just a little/ So why don't you just meet me in the middle/ In the middle/ Baby," she sings on the vibrant hook. If you recall, Zedd first introduced this song in a one-second teaser snippet on Twitter. Stay tuned for the debut performance of "The Middle" at this Sunday's Grammy Awards, which will air live from New York City.
"We worked really hard on this record to get it just right and it feels great to be able to finally share it with everyone," Zedd says in the press release about the song. "It was super fun working with Maren because she is clearly an amazing singer and very talented musician. And, I always love working with Grey because we push ourselves to make the best music possible and the end result is incredible."
Morris echoed the positive thoughts in a statement, admitting that working with the EDM heavyweight was done with such ease. "The sound is reflective of my many influences as an artist – a little bit country, little pop, little R&B, relatable, emotional and catchy as hell. There are no limits with this song and I can’t wait to see how the fans react," she continued.
The 60th annual Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live on Sunday on CBS at 7:30 PM ET.
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