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"Life is a train, filled with pleasure, filled with pain, Hey conductor, take me away"
Her debut album was a major hit with radio and video programmers in Canada; she toured with Lilith Fair and was nominated for a Juno. Not a bad start to a career for a then 17-year-old singer/songwriter from Edmonton, Alberta. One may ask how you could possibly kick things up a notch for the sophomore release… How about teaming up with Canadian rock legend Randy Bachman. On "Not Today" Bachman played an instrumental role as co-writer, guitarist and producer.
On being involved on this album Bachman says: "I've always considered myself first and foremost a songwriter. So for years I've had my ears open, looking for the perfect voice to sing some of the more rocking songs I've had the music for. I'm so glad I found Maren to work with. She has the most perfect voice. She has absolutely perfect Intonation and control."
With "Not Today" Ord takes a musical step forward from her Juno nominated debut "Waiting". "Not Today" proves that Ord has grown as a writer and performer, delivering rock influenced pop songs without letting go of the skilled songwriting that has gotten her this far.
"She is a more gifted musician than Alanis, sings a lot better than Michelle Branch and writes songs sharper than Pink and Avril combined."
–Las Vegas Weekly
"New music from Edmonton native Maren Ord has been a long time coming,
but great things come to those who wait. Ord's newest offering is a fantastic
pop rock tune that leans much in the vein of Michelle Branch. If this track
doesn't win you over … then have your ears checked. Pop tracks do not get
much better than this."
–Canadian Music Network
"Not Today" Track Listing:
1. Life Is A Train
2. Thanks For The Memories
3. Say Goodbye
4. Hiding Place
5. Not Today
6. Where Are You Now
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