Maren Morris Shares Cathartic Cover of Billy Idol's 'Dancing with Myself': 'I Truly Gave Zero F---s'

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In the music video for her new single, Morris can be seen dancing through a Nashville record store

Maren Morris is embracing being on her own.

On Thursday, the musician, 33, released a cathartic, downtempo cover of Billy Idol's 1981 classic "Dancing with Myself."

Alongside the single, Morris shared its accompanying music video which features the singer in sunglasses, sporting a leather trenchcoat, white tank top and jeans while dancing throughout Grimey's Records in East Nashville. The visual pays homage to the spirit of the 2000 film High Fidelity.

"dancing with myself because it’s more fun. teamed up with @visiblemobile to celebrate independence with my version of “Dancing with Myself," Morris captioned a clip of the music video on Instagram.

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She also shared a lengthy note on Instagram Stories detailing her connection with Idol's hit and the concept for the music video.

"Lately I've wondered if we truly ever get to be a 'new' version of ourselves. It seems too flighty a concept for me for some reason. Getting to say you're a new person feels more like a lobotomy than self-growth (but then again, I'm a textbook over thinker). I buy more into the theory that we're a blank page slowly getting colored in, and by the end of our lives, the page is fully finished. I have endured a lot of change this past year, but I still feel like I'm the same me, just more colored in. I'm weightless, unbound and glowing in my new hues," the "Circles Around This Town" artist wrote on the platform.

Morris added that at the beginning of 2024 she decided to cover one of her "longtime favorite songs" by Idol because it's always been a "beautifully melancholic anthem" for her.

"It also captures where I am at right now; a little blue but a lot relieved. Dancing through my feelings and shaking off the expired layers that no longer strengthen me," she wrote.

Morris said that filming the music video at the Nashville record store was ideal for her.

"It felt like the perfect backdrop for this moment: me getting to reclaim my town, surrounded by my favorite artist's works, dancing up and down the vinyl aisles like I'm starring in High Fidelity. I think it was the first time I truly gave zero f---s while filming. I felt safe and worked out my stagnant grief and newfound hope with each take. It was a cathartic color I hadn't seen in myself yet. Nothing scares me anymore," she added.

Morris reminded fans that "YOU are your longest relationship in this life, and you deserve happiness."

"I also hope this song keeps you fed while I focus on songwriting. I will say, what I've been writing these last several months has surprised the hell out of me and is igniting a pilot light in me I didn't realize had been burned out for so long," the Grammy winner wrote.

Morris concluded: "I appreciate your patience and support while I process my new life surroundings in the songwriting crucible. It'll be ready when it's ready! I love and miss you all so much."

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<p>Maren Morris/Instagram</p> Maren Morris on "Dancing with Myself"

Maren Morris/Instagram

Maren Morris on "Dancing with Myself"

Related: Maren Morris Finalizes Divorce from Ryan Hurd 3 Months After Filing

In October, Morris filed for divorce from Ryan Hurd after five years of marriage. Their divorce, which cited irreconcilable differences, was finalized by a judge in Nashville in late January, according to documents obtained by PEOPLE.

"The Middle" performer released an EP in September featuring “The Tree” and “Get the Hell Out of Here,” announcing she was leaving the less savory parts of the country music industry behind.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Morris announced her plans to release music on Columbia Records, instead of Columbia Nashville, moving forward. She also discussed her decision to “take a step back,” explaining that she’s felt “very, very distanced” from the industry and its politics.

“I thought I’d like to burn it to the ground and start over,” she told the publication. “But it’s burning itself down without my help.”

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