From Macleans Magazine to the Charts: Canadian Americana Rocker Marshall Potts Strives For Healing on Hit “Heaven Or Home”

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 month as part of Macleans feature story on the B.C. wildfires here – 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, and complete 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.”

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 his then 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.