Lightning Strikes Twice: Zedd and Maren Morris Reunite for ‘Make You Say’ with BEAUZ

In 2018, Zedd and Maren Morris met in “The Middle”. Now they’re reuniting again on a breezy dance-pop hybrid years according to Zedd, who says he and production duo BEAUZ “started working on this record about three or four years ago,” going on- back and forth slowly, refining the production over the years.

Stylistically, Zedd and Morris’ response to their multi-platinum certified collaboration once again finds both artists playing to their strengths. Zedd and BEAUZ’s production on the dance-pop crossover is sharp. The vocal maneuvers of Morris are present and recall the dexterity of the country singer in the pop and dance-pop domains. From its belt hook to its dynamic sound, “Make You Say” is unequivocally Zedd’s next radio favorite, further adding to its status as one of the driving forces of the dance-pop hybrid of the past decade.

It should be noted that the anthemic, vocal-focused number marks Zedd’s first comeback with the same vocalist. And although a clip from an early vocal part written by Charlie Puth and Jacob Kasher Hindlin (sung only by Puth, who is credited as writer) released in 2021, “Make You Say” deservedly finds its voice in Maren Morris, who was the only singer to cut the record, said Zedd rolling stone. The singular nature of the singer of “Make You Say” contrasts sharply with that of “The Middle”, which saw numerous auditions for its first line.

“Make You Say” is “the kickoff of a new chapter for me,” says Zedd, adding that he “can’t wait for the world to hear it.” Do exactly that below.

H/T: Billboard

Tags: dance-pop, maren morris, z3, Zedd

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Robert M. Larson