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An expressive, haunting cover of Madonna’s hit single, Nora Rothman’s “Borderline” cover ft. Blush Wilson aches with intense sonics and stirringly dark emotion.
Stream: “Borderline” – Nora Rothman ft. Blush Wilson


Silver Lake’s Nora Rothman is without a doubt a name to keep on your radar for this year and next. Originally catching our attention back in early 2017, the singer/songwriter has been on a continuous journey of self-discovery and self-expression that has to date resulted in two dazzlingly distinct EPs and a number of songs that provoke and push boundaries, compel us to think, and inspire us to listen. Her latest offering echoes her talents and unique sound: An expressive, haunting cover of Madonna’s hit, “Borderline” ft. Blush Wilson aches with intense sonics and stirringly dark emotion.

enough - Nora Rothman

enough – Nora Rothman

Something in the way
you love me won’t let me be

I don’t want to be your prisoner
so baby won’t you set me free

Stop playing with my heart
Finish what you start
When you make my love come down
If you want me let me know
Baby let it show
Honey don’t you fool around

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Borderline,” Nora Rothman’s first single of 2020 and her first music release since putting out her sophomore EP Nothing New last July. Self-identifying not only as an artist but also as an activist, Rothman has been an exciting and fresh voice for quite some time now. In premiering her song “fifteen / feet” featuring Cape Francis, Atwood writer Nick Baron commented how the artist, “has always found a way to combine her passion for music and activism in resourceful ways… her upcoming EP is an extension of that ingenuity.” Rothman injects not only emotion, but also powerful imagery and messaging into her art – all of which was on full display on the five-track Nothing New, and remains prominent in Rothman’s distinguished cover.

Nora Rothman © Nora Rothman

Nora Rothman © Nora Rothman

 

A dynamic thirty-six years young, the song “Borderline” first arrived to the masses as the fifth single off Madonna’s eponymous debut album in 1984. A buoyant, upbeat pop jam, “Borderline” is among Madonna’s early seminal hits, finding her in a moving moment of submission and vulnerability layered in glistening keyboards and fervent synths. A product of its time, “Borderline” feels distinctly ’80s not only because it is, but also because the song (and Madonna in general) shaped so much of the music released throughout that decade and beyond.

Just try to understand, I’ve given all I can,
‘Cause you got the best of me
Borderline feels like I’m going to lose my mind
You just keep on pushing my love over the borderline
Borderline feels like I’m going to lose my mind
You just keep on pushing my love over the borderline

Full article at AtWood Magazine