Morris was a songwriter before she became an artist, and because of that, she has an extensive catalog of songs she's written over the years. A part of that list can be found over on the BMI Repertoire, but that's only a part. To think of all of the songs Morris must have written over the years is a daunting task. But to think of all of the incredible music that's hidden in an old computer somewhere, never to be heard by the public? That's a tragedy.
"Rerun" is not only a chance for us to discover an unheard Maren Morris co-write, but it's also a chance for Cardarelli to re-define her sound. This is her first release since her 2016 single, "Lipstick" and there's a definite shift in sound and direction from that release.
When asked about why she cut the song, Cardarelli spoke immediately about the lyrics. "We all tend to romanticize past relationships only remembering the highlight reel," she said, "and 'Rerun' captures the emotions a lot of us feel when look back on a lost love."
People can be pretty critical of artists who don't write their own music, but cutting other people's songs is not a bad thing. If all artists were writing their own music, there wouldn't be a need for songwriters, people who get in a room everyday and bring their own unique perspective to the genre. This song was written by Morris, but it doesn't quite fit her vibe and sound as an artist. Cardarelli, who is a songwriter in her own right, recorded this song and gave this song a second chance, a new life.
"I think this song truly captures who I am as an artist," Cardarelli said. "I'm so excited for everyone to hear it and hopefully fall in love with it as I have."
Listen to 'Rerun' below.