Home Is Where The Heart Is In Melanie MacLaren’s ‘Tourist’

As we’ve all experienced, being a tourist can be stressful but at the same time fun. From deciding where to go, preparation, the actual traveling itself, getting there and the small things in between. We can truly say that it’s all one big adventure. A lot of things to learn, see and most importantly it’s a necessary tap of the refresh button. But like all things there’s an expiration date to this – eventually you’ll want to go back. Back to where it all began.

These same sweeping emotions reverberate in Nashville folk musician Melanie MacLaren’s latest song ‘Tourist’. Released April 20th, in all majors streaming platforms and part of her EP. ‘Tourist’ is a sobering track that talks about the joys of discovering the world and the homesickness attached to it. A love letter to family and self. It’s a heart breaking piece that admits that home will always be where the heart is.

With a voice of an angel and delicate instrumentals that give constant goosebumps. Melanie MacLaren’s ‘Tourist’ sets the perfect stage for us to reminisce and take a long look at our family ties. A friend rather than a tormentor, it pokes us gently on the side. Is it strong enough or is it withering away like leaves on a dying tree? If it is the later, what can we do to breathe new life into it? Tough questions yes, but timely ones as well because life is short. There’s never an assurance for later, and heck even tomorrow. All we have is the present in way possible. Of all the lessons, and queries issued by ‘Tourist’. One thing we should remember through it all is that: be a tourist (by all means), but please don’t be a stranger in your own home.

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Happy weekend folks!

Illustrator and writer who loves music, arts and pop culture as a whole.
Illustrator and writer who loves music, arts and pop culture as a whole.

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