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 – seen this summer as part of Macleans’ feature story on the B.C. wildfires – is up to the task of trying in his thunderous new hit single, “Heaven Or Home.”
Fresh from his 10-track 2022 LP release, The Storm, “Heaven or Home” features lush guitars, a roaring stadium sound, and lyrics about an inward journey of intense self-discovery.
It’s the story of Marshall 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 said, “to take stock of my life and analyze the reason I’m even here and how the experiences have molded my belief systems.”
Most of us, once we reach middle adulthood, have some traumas and metaphorical (or literal) scars, and tending to those was part of Marshall’s 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 his 160-acre oasis in his native B.C., Marshall treads the line on folk, country, and rousing rock n’ roll on a new album, The Storm, drenched with his powerhouse vocals. Delivering a messages of positivity and optimism, he creates music he calls “moving beyond your past, taking back your power, embracing the moment and living in the here and now.”
Marshall 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.