Submitted by Sandy Graham
Finding a home inside oneself is never an easy task, and making that home inhabitable, much less a heaven, is even harder. Yet Canadian Americana rocker Marshall Potts is up to the task of trying in his thunderous new single “Heaven Or Home” from his album The Storm – watch and listen on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/3gncH7M6mNU
With lush guitars and a roaring stadium sound, “Heaven Or Home” is about an inward journey of intense self-discovery:
Follow your heart it will lead you there
Take a trip inside
Take this time to become aware
Take this time to decide
It’s the story of Potts’ waking up to his soul’s purpose. “‘Heaven Or Home’ shares the process of taking the time out of my busy life to look inside and see where I’ve been, and where I’m going,” he shares. “To take stock of my life and analyze the reason I’m even here and how the experiences have molded my belief systems.”
“I have learned in my musical journey that ego can destroy all you have worked for to make it happen. Stay in touch with your authentic self and share that, the rest will follow. There is always a new beginning so follow your musical journey and never expect an end to your story. In the end it is all about the journey”
Most of us, once we reach middle adulthood, have some traumas and metaphorical (or literal) scars, and tending to those was part of Potts’ process as well: “My aim was to reconnect to the original child inside before life took control away from the dreamer and fear stole the feeling that all things are possible.”
A rural songwriting superstar living on a 160-acre oasis in his native BC, Potts treads the line on folk, country, and rousing rock n’ roll on a new album, The Storm, drenched with his powerhouse vocals. Delivering on his commitment to convey the universal messages of positivity and optimism, Potts creates music he calls “moving beyond your past, taking back your power, embracing the moment and living in the here and now.”
Potts strives for powerful yet tender vocals that share both the experience of saving himself, as well as a message of universal positivity and optimism. His music is about moving beyond your past, taking back your power, embracing the moment, and living in the here and now.
“Right now, I’m more determined than ever to bring The Storm album and tour to as many people as possible. I feel like it’s time to share these songs of healing with an emphasis on mental health awareness, considering the huge amount of anxiety humanity is under during these changing times. The takeaway I want from audiences and music lovers is that we will overcome all our hurdles individually and collectively, that the future is bright and beautiful, that fear is a lie that stops us from achieving our soul’s purpose here on earth and we are always 1 failure away from making all our dreams come true… never give in or give up.
“His new single, “Heaven Or Home,” and album, The Storm, are all about that.