Doug MacNaughton quiets our noisy world with the peace of love in his new single and video Follow Your Silence — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The fourth single from the prairie-raised, Toronto-based singer-songwriter’s upcoming album Old Enough To Know Better, Follow Your Silence highlights the soothing synergy and unity of love in trying times:
“And as the wave is welcomed by the shore
The river welcomed by the sea
We have each other, evermore
Follow your silence, come to me.”
This latest single is a vocal and guitar-forward tune with a mellow melody that allows listeners to take three minutes out of their busy day and find a slice of silence. Reminiscent of Bruce Cockburn and nfluenced by everyone from Joni Mitchell to Frank Zappa, the track embraces MacNaughton’s experienced vocals and guitar skills. The indie single is masterfully backed with complementary keyboard support from John Sheard and the rhythmic blend of drums and percussion by Jessica Stuart and Ryan Granville-Martin. Midway through the cohesive, well-rounded work of art, the musical ensemble is broken up by a harmonious guitar solo.
The speed at which MacNaughton completed the first version of this song speaks volumes about his artistry and relevance. Follow Your Silence was born in a single day back in 2018, yet the message rings as true as ever today. The indie artist touches on difficult issues that are prevalent in today’s age in lines like “Rent and food sure cost a lot. The stress and noise are too much for me.” Despite this, optimism remains at the forefront of the single — a theme MacNaughton is no stranger to.
In the forthcoming eight-track album, MacNaughton navigates through the hardships of loss and other hard-pressing issues. However, love and human connection conquer all, especially for those Old Enough To Know Better. The multi-instrumentalist tackles the ebb and flow of life, all while asserting that love can get us through anything.
With large-scale experience ranging from musicals, operas, orchestra work, tribute concerts, and much more, MacNaughton’s extensive musical career has led him to the release of Old Enough To Know Better, due this fall. Having written his first songs in 2017, the singer-songwriter is now ready to release the album that is nearly here.