Back in the Saddle with Scotland's Legendary Singer Horse McDonald - Interview
Beyond her raw, natural talent for soaring vocals, Horse pays attention to detail from the various instruments she chooses for each tune to the order in which she places the tracks on the album. â€śI want to take listeners on a journey," she says. And that journey is not limited to the aural. It extends to the visual elements of a Horse production as well, including the cover art.
Horseâ€™s unparalleled live performances showcase, not only her vocal range and the unique texture and tone that is virtually missing from todayâ€™s music, but also her relationship to her fans. At a live show at Bush Hall in London this past Thanksgiving Horseâ€™s appreciation of her work and gratitude to her fans was palpable.
After an emotional few years and some serious illnesses of her own, Horse is happy again. Among the reasons she has to be happy these days is that she's engaged to marry her love Alannah, for whom she wrote â€śAlannah's Waltz.â€ť Candid and frank with her fans, Horse talks about where sheâ€™s at on stage touching on being happy and in the place she's supposed to be in her career and in her love and life.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Horseâ€™s 1993 release "God's Home Movie", and the powerhouse shows no signs of stopping. She's just completed a U.K. winter tour, and her newest single "Solider of Love" is available now, the first release off of her newest CD "Home," due out early this year. Horse will also be performing with The Scottish Chamber Orchestra this March in Glasgow.