DW Borro | Slow Suicide

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Slow Suicide

by DW Borro

Raw, revealing stories that cut through any expectation or pretense. This is not a writer motivated by casual observation, but inspired by first-hand experience.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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1. Slow Suicide
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2. Shared My Name
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3. Liar
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4. Still
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5. Over You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
With the recent release of his video “Shared My Name”, DW Borro gave us a "glimpse inside" while he tells the beautiful and intimate story of his marriage to Cathy, “It’s just a simple little song” he modestly admits, although the emotion evoked is far from simple or little. Although he says he released it before he believed it was finished, the reaction from the listener is nothing less than the promise of a classic wedding song.

The music is almost unnecessary as his voice contains all the emotion needed to share his intensity. His breathless reaction to the vision of his bride on their wedding day is evident. This is clearly his story – their story, from the heart.

Fortunately DW Borro has many stories to tell as a talented artist whose positive reviews from industry critics affirm the deep emotion he calls upon to craft his lyrics. Far removed from the commercial aspect that often controls the direction of many of today’s writers, Doug never expected anyone to hear his music.

A distinct contrast to “Shared My Name” is another recent release, “Liar”. The softness in his voice is replaced with the sharp intensity to the awakening of an unraveling relationship. The honesty of his lyrics make the bitter message a welcome relief in this painful tale.

In “Over You” he tells a raw, revealing story that cuts through any expectation or pretense. This is not a writer motivated by casual observation, but inspired by first-hand experience.

“Some of my songs have taken 15 minutes to live and 3 years to write. Talking about my feelings is not one of my strong points”. You’d never know it by listening. Take all the emotion he’s carefully weaved into the expressive, “Slow Suicide”.

Nonetheless, Borro questions his gift for storytelling. He talks about his writing as being a selfish act. Selfish? Maybe it’s a female thing, but I question that a man who can admit to a woman that “You Made Me Stagger” is anything but selfless.

Still, he says his writing serves as a catharsis; as he describes it, “a way to wrestle with life in my head”. He’s careful not to rush his “process”, taking his time, or as he describes it, “taking it apart and then putting it back together.”

One folksy ballad that he’s put through the paces is “Walls and Fences”. In this piece of Americana, he steps away from ego and admits it’s time for a change. A story this genuine is hard to be considered selfish.

As far as I’m concerned, he can wrestle around in his head for as long as he likes, as long as he continues to let the results flow through to his music. A gift this authentic doesn’t come along often.

Gae Garrett
Gae Garrett is a free-lance writer based in Phoenix, AZ


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Darla Russell-singer/songwriter

Great CD! Passionate and soulful lyrics.
CD is well written, soulful, passionate and tells a beautiful story. Excellent songwriting and heartfelt singing. Left me wanting more. Great job.

K Small

Only 5 songs? Thank goodness for repeat!!!
This cd is packed with passion and reality. You can feel the singers soul pouring out through the lyrics. Much of the world can relate to this "slow suicide" and needs to hear this talent!

KS

Only 5 songs? Thank goodness for repeat!
Only 5 songs? Thank goodness for repeat!

This cd is packed with passion and reality. You can feel the singers soul pouring out through the lyrics. Much of the world can relate to this "slow suicide" and needs to hear this talent!

Cindy R

Not like anything you would hear on the radio. Great CD.
This is not a background music CD. The listener should be engaged to “get it”. I was casually listening in my car and one of the lines just caught me, then I really listened. I went back and listened again. The lyrics cut deep. These are very personal stories. Not like anything you would hear on the radio. Great CD. . I went and checked out the video on DW’s web page too, it is touching.

Jeanna Red

There is no turning away...
This CD has a real edge to it. The passion takes on two sides between Slow Suicide and Shared My Name. There is no turning away and if you don't cringe on Slow Suicide, you just aren't listening. Reminds me of Jim Croce, another raw character.

CD

soulful, passionate and leaves you longing for more!
The lyrics in Doug's songs are incredibly passionate. His songs tell stories that leaves you yearning for the climax and the feelings left after you reach that point is nothing short of sensational. I'm looking forward to hearing more of his work. I absolutely love "Slow Suicide" - its just too easy to attribute the feelings from that song to one's own life. Looking forward to the video. Well done!

Amber

what a heartfelt collection of songs
Wow, what a heartfelt collection of songs! Each one tugs at me in a different way. “Shared My Name” is my favorite – so sweet and loving and easily brings me back to my own wedding day. The remaining songs are extremely emotional and sometimes sad, but really make you realize how rare and wonderful mutual love is. Each one paints a vivid picture of what the writer is going through - be it joy or agony. I’ll definitely be adding this CD to my collection and looking forward to hearing more from Doug!!"

Kevin Seyfert

Hit on some raw emotions
Great group of to the point songs. Anybody that has ever been in a bad or good relationship would understand the emotions behind the songs.

Marianne Brooks

Borro is a phenomenal lyricist and a talented songwriter
Borro is a singer-songwriter who knows his craft in a literary sense. In other words, he is keenly aware that he is telling a story. I thought the most beautiful song on his album was “Shared My Name.” DW explains that the story is of the very first time he saw his wife walk through the chapel door. She took his breath away. The lyrics of the song will also take your breath away. It is set to the peaceful arpeggios of the acoustic guitar, spirtual and simple. It tells a story that every woman wants to hear and evey man wishes he had the words for on their wedding day.

Country Boy


The lyrics to the songs on Slow Suicide are so powerful they force out thoughts and memories that may have lurked in the shadows of our memories. They may be pleasant or they may be uncomfortable, but there's no stopping them from pushing their way back into the light of our consciousness.
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