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See Maren Morris’ Live ‘Pop-Up Video’-Inspired ‘My Church’

Stripped-down performance takes acoustic approach to gospel rave-up

Country-pop newcomer Maren Morris loves Raisinettes, watches British football and, when her time comes, would prefer to leave this world via the mouth of a giant venus trap. 

Those three factoids, along with several dozen others, scroll across the screen during her live performance of “My Church,” released this week as part of Vevo’s DSCVR series. Shot with two members of her touring band, it’s a simple, uncluttered performance, stripped free of the stomp-clamp percussion and cathedral-worthy reverb that fill the song’s studio version. It’s also added proof that Morris, whose name first circulated around Nashville as a byline on songs recorded by Tim McGraw and Kelly Clarkson, deserves to be behind a microphone, not just a notepad.

The trivia itself is at times illuminating (Morris starred in a high school production of Little Shop of Horrors, which helps explain the whole Venus flytrap thing) and commonplace (she loves Sephora and REI). For fans of Pop-Up Video, though, the DSCVR video offers something similar, giving a glimpse into Morris’ professional and personal life in three short minutes.

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