Marshall Potts takes flight in the video for his soaring new pop-rock anthem Free And Easy — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The title track from the Kamloops singer-songwriter’s upcoming third album — set to land in summer — Free and Easy is the latest powerful example of Potts’ mission to deliver a universal message of positivity and optimism through music. While the song’s title may suggest some sort of laid-back number, Free And Easy is a stadium-sized anthem, showcasing a full-throttle voice that could easily rival any rock idol.
“If you need to know how I’m feeling / Let’s share a bottle and some of your time,” he sings. “I need to feel free and easy / Before I’m gonna let you in my mind.” From this opening invitation to the sky punching chorus and rollicking outro, Free And Easy showcases Potts’ journey of self discovery and personal evolution in a big, bold way. It’s an attention holding, larger-than-life declaration much like the towering billboard that recently introduced Potts to Music City.
Self reflection and personal growth are central themes throughout the B.C. singer-songwriter’s upcoming record. “The album collectively tells the story of my own spiritual journey and inner awakening,” Potts explains. “Free And Easy invites the listener to join me on this journey.” The song also sets the stage for the album. It “foreshadows the positive outcome we can all expect when we take the time to learn about ourselves, seek our own truths, heal our old scars and reemerge standing our ground in our own power. The hero story we are all meant to walk and the gratitude that leads our lives as a result.”
Potts already has much to be grateful for. He lives on 160 idyllic acres near the place that the Dalai Lama called ‘the centre of the universe.’ His music has taken him far afield to showcase and festival appearances in France and Sweden, as well as on home soil at Indie Week in Toronto — where the four-piece Marshall Potts Band were nominated for Best Emerging Artist in 2019.