As a big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported him throughout 2017, John Norman is offering his latest release “Colder Than Mars” as a free download via his Soundcloud page or the UNT Records website – and also available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music.
John’s “Colder Than Mars” is a homage to his frozen Canadian hometown of Winnipeg. The track has been getting lots of recognition from artists worldwide, and it was even selected as the ‘Tune of the Week’ on In Progress Radio just a few days ago.
“This one was a fun one to make. I was born, raised, and lived in the very central, very prairie city of Winnipeg, Canada.
The idea for this track was born out of our very limited physical access to the rest of Canada the nearest major city is an 8 hour drive to the south (Minneapolis, USA), 5 hour drive west (Regina/Saskatoon), even Calgary is a 16 hour drive west, and in the east, Chicago USA (16hrs), Toronto (26hrs).
I often say that Winnipeg is like an island, it’s remote and expensive to get to and from in most cases.
In the summer months, Winnipeg is anywhere from 23 Celsius to 32 Celsius, and it’s a very dry heat. In the winter months though, temperatures regularly drop to around -22 Celsius to -30 Celsius. With the Windchill it can sometimes feel as low as -40 celsius. One of these low temperatures over the last couple years broke a record and was at one point in the day, actually colder than the surface of Mars… hence the aptly named title of this track, ‘Colder Than Mars’.
Thanks for everything this year. Enjoy!” – John Norman
This release will not be available for purchase, but can be found on all the regular streaming platforms and downloaded for free through John Norman’s Soundcloud page or through the UNT Records website. If you want to show even more support, there is the opportunity for individuals to send a donation via PayPal as well.