UK Exclusive to Pressparty: Tamara Maddalen Folk/Roots “REARVIEW” Video Premiere

The song is for anyone who has faced the difficulty of letting go and moving forward in life


Diane Foy

Canadian singer-songwriter Tamara Maddalen premieres the music video for “Rearview” the second single from the forthcoming full-length album, Mint Green Mercury.

“The song is for anyone who has faced the difficulty of letting go and moving forward in life,” says Maddalen, “once unstuck the “Rearview” represents looking back at oneself reflectively but from a place of healing and growth.

“Rearview” delivers a free flow of nostalgia and melodic emotion. Mesmerizing and soothing vocals float over a sea of languid pedal steel guitar and sweet organ set to a steady hypnotic groove of bass and drums. The video’s storyline was guided by the context of the song and lyrics.

“Letting go is never easy and it’s a struggle to move forward and grow, that requires a lot of hard work to get to a place where you can look back but not go backwards,” explains Maddalen. “I’ve had great musical mentors and good friends that have guided me musically and this song is a product of all the opportunities I was afforded that I grew from. This video paints the story of my past and present in parallel.”

Filmmaker Michael Penney (Afterlight Films), who also directed her “Fade Away” video released in May, directed the video. Along with country road scenes shot around Dundas, Ontario, the video includes a studio performance at B-Town Sound in Burlington, where Maddalen has been recording the album with producer/engineer Justin Koop (Walk Off The Earth, Tomi Swick)

FACEBOOK LIVE Stream with interview and performances by Tamara Maddalen with Joel Parisien on Piano and Jeff Eager on Guitar. July 4, 2019 @ 7:30pm –at B-Town Sound.

“I am looking forward to showcasing some of the new songs off the upcoming album Mint Green Mercury and to performing stripped-down acoustic versions, which will be an intimate experience for me as the performer and for those tuning into the live stream. This is a first for me and I am so excited to explore this new way to connect with fans and the listening public. It’s pretty amazing that anyone anywhere can tune in and participate. I’ve watched some great Live Streams myself of artists I admire and am really stoked to be able to incorporate this myself thanks to the suggestion of my team!” – Tamara Maddalen


Canadian singer-songwriter Tamara Maddalen fearlessly re-emerges to deliver a soulful blend of sweet sounds of the Deep South.

Singer-songwriter Tamara Maddalen graces the Canadian music scene with her beautifully crafted songs and clear, powerful vocals. Since 2017, she has been collaborating with producer/engineer Justin Koop (Walk Off The Earth, The Shyp, Tomi Swick, Newworldson) at Burlington’s B Town Sound to record her third upcoming full-length album.

Mint Green Mercury is a nod to fond early memories of cruising around in the family’s 1977 mercury listening to the sounds of the Deep South. This trove of adult alternative original songs is coloured with a distinct contemporary Americana sound including elements of country, roots-rock, folk and R&B, all set to the timbre of Tamara’s arresting voice.

Tamara released two previous solo albums (Self-Titled, 1998, and Feeling Pretty, 2000). After a hiatus from her career as an original singer-songwriter, Tamara has kindled her love of writing compelling, emotive music; motivated by her need to once again share her art with her audience. Recently produced studio videos of singles “Cosmic Fail” and “Headlong” are just a taste of what is to come as she heads into the album release nationwide on Canadian Radio.

Stay tuned for new singles from Mint Green Mercury coming soon and a full-length release in 2020.

Source Diane Foy

June 13, 2019 2:43pm ET by Diane Foy  

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