Norma MacDonald has released an intimate new live video for “Slow Down Marie.” The release of the video arrives on the heels of her latest album, Old Future. The performance of this reflective album track highlights MacDonald’s strengths in weaving colourful narratives with a version the musical style that she has expertly refined over the course of four albums.
“Slow Down Marie is about forgetting your instincts, particularly those people who enjoy their own company” says MacDonald. “We’ve been conditioned to think that being alone equals lonely when sometimes it’s all you ever wanted. It can take a while to see that.”
Old Future was co-produced by MacDonald and Dale Murray (The Guthries, Cuff the Duke, Hayden). Together, they seamlessly weave her unmistakable vocals and his signature steel sound on this, her first release in nearly five years.
Music has touched my soul since day one. Whether it is performing or sitting down with some of the biggest names in music, I can always be found sharing my profoundly tender affection of music with anyone who will listen. Being a music journalist has allowed me to expand my knowledge of music and interact with some of my biggest childhood heroes. From days of radio broadcasting to sitting back, kicking off my cowboy boots and sharing my adventures with likeminded music fans online has been nothing short of amazing. Canada is full of true musical talent and I look forward to continuing to share my adventures in music with you.