Maren Morris and JP Saxe Give ‘Line by Line’ Its Live Debut on ‘Corden’ [Watch]
While not actually live in host Corden's TV studio in Los Angeles, the pair belted the number in a pre-recorded performance that cast the "Girl"-singing country music star and her latest songwriting partner on a dimly lit stage in front of evocative foliage. Saxe strummed his electric guitar as Morris cooed along with the selection's meta lines about writing a love song.
The backdrop made for a pleasant presentation of the ditty's knowing lines: "Four chords, three minutes, it'd never fit in it / So I just take you line by line / Ooh, I'll be writing about you for the rest of my life."
Watch Maren Morris and JP Saxe Sing "Line by Line" on Corden:
Asked by Corden how the collaboration with 2020 CMA Awards winner Morris first came about, Saxe revealed that "Line by Line" isn't the first song the smooth-singing duo composed together.
"I tweeted how much I loved Maren Morris' songs," Saxe says. "I didn't really see her seeing that tweet as a possibility, but she did. And she reciprocated that she liked my songs, too. So I got on a flight to Nashville and … we spent two days writing songs, and this was the second one we wrote."
The studio take of "Line by Line" (which also counts as co-writer Jimmy Robbins) emerged last month. It's expected to appear on Saxe's next album, the follow-up to his 2020 LP, Hold It Together.
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