|Margot's new album is called Canvas|
Songstress Margot MacDonald just made an irresistible new record for you...
...Click the amazing rock star to preorder Canvas NOW!
Nothing is more exciting than new Margot MacDonald music, but between it and us is what can seem to be a frustratingly endless wait. But making amazing, monde-de-musique-shattering music takes time, and
her up or slow her down even just a little--not even the constant nagging of her Recording Arts producer Marco Delmar. A new release will ship when it's ready, when Margot says it's ready, not a second before or after. Until that moment, she works quietly and steadily--often at the mercy of a relentless creativity that denies her sleep. She's not secretive about what she does, but spending a lot of time talking would only detract from the doing; so, she's mostly silent, occasionally revealing a new fact between performances at live shows. A song we've never heard before blows us away, and before we can close our mouths again, she casually mentions, "It'll be on my new record." Some of the hints seem improbable if not unbelievable. After years of teasing us with awesome new covers from a variety of artists we've often not heard before Margot's introduction to them, she reveals Massive Attack's "Teardrop" is the only cover to make the cut. What? What about Magnetic Fields' "The Book of Love"? What about Little Dragon's "Twice"? What about...so many other amazing songs Margot has made her own for us? No, Margot alone wields the creative control that shapes the form and content of this album. Anything we've been perceptive enough to figure out on our own will be insightful and logical but also most likely wrong. This can be disheartening until we realize that assuming and being wrong are how we learn about this unique artist and her work. Margot MacDonald is a new experience for us, and our errors in interpretation teach us a faith and curiosity that reward us with the gifts of surprise and amazement. Margot gives us back parts of ourselves we haven't seen since we were very small, and looking with these wider eyes finally enables us to see.
She replaces our self-assured strides with the baby steps of a new-found caution. We stop assuming and trying to guess on our own. We pay closer attention, observe, learn, and open ourselves to the delight of anticipation: What new title will join her precious Walls, Torn and Rising? What iconic photograph or artwork will grace its cover? What vexing puzzles a la Walls' Panda and The Colors of the World will taunt us from its linear notes? These are details only Margot can reveal.
|Margot MacDonald @ the Birchmere|
|Gary Honig's Cryin Eye|
Canvas release concerts are right around the corner. The New York City release for the new album is this Monday, November 4, 2013 at Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen Street. Margot will perform with her full band on the bigger Stage 2. The show is free and 21+. Let Margot know you're coming--RSVP here!
|Don't miss NYC's Canvas release Nov 4!|
announced, your wait has probably already ended [satisfying the curiosity this article discussed!] If not, Margot has given us all the special gift of being able to stream the album's key original "Speed of Sound" today. I love it! It's exciting to hear something from the record, but it will very much make us anxious to play all the tracks from start to finish. Soon, we assure ourselves and make a mental note to sign up early NEXT time Margot announces an album in progress. Then we check Margot's schedule for her next live show, because as important as the new album most certainly is, it's not the only thing to love about this artist. Live Margot is life changing!
In addition to the chance to stream "Speed of Sound" on SoundCloud, you can also download it or pre-order the entire Canvas album on BandCamp. My new advice? Visit http://MargotMacDonald.bandcamp.com RIGHT NOW, stream, fall in love, download, listen, preorder, and don't forget to tell absolutely everyone you know about amazing Margot MacDonald and her wonderful new creation CANVAS!