Down Beatz: “The psychedelic video clip features montages of Major of Roses riding escalators up and down. In everyday life, most people would ride escalators without a second thought. Like any great performance artist, Major of Roses puts them in the forefront of his song to encourage the viewer to perceive them in a different way.”
: “The clip acts as a short film and it is wildly creative and expressive. The vocal performance of Major of Roses is breathtaking; his deeply expressive voice draws you into the song immediately and helps you to viscerally connect with the message of the song.”
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: The music video to “Slow Down” was indeed shot in an escalator, and it suits the brooding mood of the song perfectly. Major Roses’ background music is very interesting, for the way it combines folk and industrial influences. If you enjoy Tom Waits, David Byrne or Nick Cave, you are certainly going to enjoy this artful performer.
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: The background music of “Slow Down” has almost an industrial tone, which makes me think of groups such as Nine Inch Nails or Bauhaus. However, the style is decidedly more minimalistic, and the singer’s great low-key, full-bodied vocals have a way to share a message with unique words and phrasing! Major of Roses could be compared to “Low-era” David Bowie, or perhaps, to artists like Lou Reed. His vision is experimental, but also accessible, and more important, this song is driven by an interesting and personal concept that is really eye-opening and intriguing!
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: The song was inspired by the artist’s experience of moving to a big city and the overwhelming hustle and bustle of city spaces. Anyone can relate to this authentic story of being caught in a cycle of endless movement and just wanting to slow down and take a breath.