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Nahko And Medicine For The People – Slow Down [Official Lyric Video]

February 21, 2020


  • Reply David Vincent December 11, 2019 at 7:13 am

    Alright Nahko! I was just hoping earlier today that you would release a new song. The spirit guides. I wonder, did I hope because you would post this (implying knowledge of the future i didn't know I knew), or did you release this, because I hoped (implying my faith made you act, but, this song must have been in the works, before I hoped, so who's to say what the driving force truely was) I just credit it to God, then even things that are impossible coincidences of synchronicity that make no rationale sense, are simply things to be thankful to God for, without having to dwell on how mysterious it all is. I suppose corralation doesnt mean causation, but that is only seemingly true if it wasnt a regular occurence for me to hope, and then have my hope fulfilled rather quickly (not every time, but enough to know Gods certainly listening). It could even imply, that if it is God that causes such things to happen (i believe it is) then my hope, which happens after the thing has already begun,but before my awareness of it, is just part of what God is doing, meaning even the things that seem personal to me, like my thoughts and Hope's, are Gods doings in a way. This could call to question our free will, but I rather think, God is too great for me to compare my own perspective in time, space, thought, and perception to. I feel like I have free will. Even though God knows my thoughts, actions, and Hope's before i ever act, it doesnt take away from Gods generosity that i have them. So thank God of course. And thank you, it's a good song brother, as usual.

  • Reply MIKE December 11, 2019 at 7:16 am

    I like this song very much..๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Reply gar morales December 11, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Thank You for sharing! So beautiful singing. I love you Nahko

  • Reply Randell Hyatt December 11, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Yesss this is finally here thank you for this amazing wonderful song

  • Reply Biene December 11, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Good Morning, Guten Morgen ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank You so much for this lovely strong medizine…. I wish Your letter will go around the World and every Tear of Joy would Heal our earth and us forever โค๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’Ž๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ€๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ™‚ Greetz from Cologne

  • Reply EnchantedRootz December 11, 2019 at 8:52 am

    So much YES! Thank you beyond words. <3

  • Reply Alicia December 11, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Gracias por vuestra mรบsica โ™ฅ๏ธ

  • Reply Ali Paloma December 11, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Great love to all of you from Zรผrich โค๏ธ this song reminds me playing at the restaurant, such a nice moment we've shared ๐Ÿค—

  • Reply Daniel Trevor December 11, 2019 at 11:10 am

    wheres old Nahko gone? feel like im in a church these days.

  • Reply Sharon Alexander December 11, 2019 at 11:56 am

    You're amazing, Nahko. I love you. You bring me so much joy.

  • Reply Gabriela Mora December 11, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Beautiful message <3

  • Reply Carole McDonald December 11, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Thank you ๐Ÿ™

  • Reply 99 Universoulfish December 11, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Medicine Tribe ๐Ÿ’œโœŠ๐Ÿ’œ

  • Reply Nefertiri Maat December 11, 2019 at 1:33 pm


  • Reply LIGHT LORE December 11, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    The true medicine is US. Infinite peace

  • Reply Courtney Summer December 11, 2019 at 1:40 pm


  • Reply Meg December 11, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Love it!!

  • Reply APPA Outdoors December 11, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    I am listening! Along with all the people, you have been able to help progress in the mental health recovery program that I lead! Your music was a large part of my own recovery, and now I get to share that with others in my community!

    I can't wait to share this song with participants in the program today!

  • Reply Patches Carney December 11, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Such a spiritual experience listening to this song…

  • Reply TheBert Mang December 11, 2019 at 3:50 pm


  • Reply TovMaster December 11, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    hi, I'm from brazil. your songs make my days always better, thanks Nahko.

  • Reply jack tesoro December 11, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    oohhhhh yeaaaa – thats the good stuff

  • Reply Tiny Rick December 11, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    whats horsetail?

  • Reply Margriet Brandsma December 11, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Ohhh true medicine ! Thank you !!! Tears. None of us is alone here. We all hear the call. Dear brave hearts. Love.

  • Reply Golden Apples December 11, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    YES! medicine! <3 โˆ†โˆ†โˆ†โˆ†โˆ†โˆ†โˆ†โˆ†

  • Reply paul cross December 11, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Soooo Goood!

  • Reply Nahko And Medicine For The People December 11, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    S L O W D O W N ๐ŸŒฟ Take time to heal, to breath, to reflect, to grow. Go with the moment and take in life this way โ€” and please enjoy the new medicine. ๐Ÿ’š

  • Reply Lukas Bellik December 11, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    We are. We are. 100 eternal

  • Reply peace sounds December 11, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    thank you

  • Reply Megan Ramirez December 11, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Youโ€™ve brought so much more depth to it by slowing down the song, practicing what is preached. Love. Love. Love. โœŠThank you for this, I in particularly, needed this at this particular time, & I truly appreciate it in the most sincere way. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธโœŒ๏ธ

  • Reply Justin Hateswasps December 11, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Listen and digest. Goodluck to you all

  • Reply Carly Trahan December 11, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    I am listening and you inspire me to slow down๐Ÿ’š…don't even know who I really am anymore…trying to slow down and allow what's best for me๐Ÿ’š…so I can be better for our world…Blessings to all of our Medicine Tribe๐Ÿ’š

  • Reply Levi Marinucci December 11, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Horsetail plant is 400 million years old, used for many ailments.
    Good one Nahko, plants guide and protect <3

  • Reply Claire McCallum December 11, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    The message flows through every cell of me! I love it!

  • Reply GetfuzzyCX o December 11, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    This is so beautiful, third time playing in a row ๐Ÿ˜Œโค๏ธ

  • Reply Bang Boom December 11, 2019 at 9:45 pm


  • Reply Zachary Wilson December 11, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    My older brother ๐Ÿ™

    You are a guiding light in this life, which I choose to call reality.

  • Reply Matthew Glassman December 11, 2019 at 11:16 pm


  • Reply Mariah Thomas December 11, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    I have been waiting ๐Ÿ˜ yesssssss

  • Reply Xandrecity December 11, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    As much as I like this song, some of the lines have the potential to cause actual harm such as "we can heal it all with plant medicine"

  • Reply Lorin Newingham December 12, 2019 at 12:29 am


  • Reply zesta934 December 12, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Thank you Nahko Bear. This is exactly what I needed. The last few months of my life I have struggled like I never have before.. This is not the first time you have saved me and I know it wont be the last. I am listening, and I am healing and so much of that I owe to you.

  • Reply Some Bearded Person December 12, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Yes!!!! When can we get our paws on the full album????

  • Reply Crystal Zeller December 12, 2019 at 3:23 am

    Wow that is amazing ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜—๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ•๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ

  • Reply Samuel Fowler December 12, 2019 at 4:20 am

    We can heal it all with plant medicine

  • Reply Xristy Zentner December 12, 2019 at 8:41 am

    the slow….down. Back to plant medicine. See you in Santa Cruz. Thank you

  • Reply ainat 77 December 12, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Is this new music of Nahko? I really love his music ๐Ÿ˜โค

  • Reply Harry Hastings December 12, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Slowing down in a pool of moonlight under the cold full moon โœŒ feeling the love. Thank you MFTP x

  • Reply Erik Trinkaus December 12, 2019 at 9:43 am


  • Reply Django December 12, 2019 at 11:03 am

    This song came like the first snow tonight. Woke up and feeling blessed. Ty ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Daniel Bjรธrn December 12, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Nahko and plant medicine is the best medicine ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ

  • Reply Ariel Rosato December 12, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    Divine timing..this song reaffirms for me that I am precisely where I need to be. Here and now. Present with the wholeness and beauty of life's ever-changing, yet potently power.full healing opportunities, moment to moment. The plant allies have assisted me selflessly. To all my relations I give thanks, and I slow down…

  • Reply Carl Cole December 12, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    I need to tell you a story. I drive the big tour busses the bands ride in. I was driving Nahko from Bonnaroo to Red Rocks last year. On the way, I got into some construction out in Eastern Colorado. The speed limit dropped from 75 to 65…and I heard this singsong voice in my head: "Slow Down." I dropped to 55. I heard it again. I dropped to 45. I heard it again. I slowed all the way down to 25 mph…and then there was a hole in the road. Between the Jersey barriers, it couldn't be avoided. The bus slammed into it on the passenger side. It shook the whole bus and I had to fight to keep control of it going only 25 mph. At the next exit, I pulled over and the mud flaps were bent, the front bumper was damaged, but once I settled down and bent the flaps back out of the tires, we were on our way again. I shuddered to think of what might've happened had I been driving 65 mph and thanked my intuition for listening to that song in my head.

    I went to the show that night. I was told they were bringing in some serious medicine people and that a portal would be opened. When they played this song that night it was the same "Slow Down," I'd heard singing in my mind the night before. Although I'd never actually heard Nahko sing it before then, I had heard this song clearly while driving the sleeping band the night before.

    I sat on the steps at Red Rocks with my hands in my head and wept. I mean wept; maybe like I haven't ever done in my adult life.

    There is genuine power and magic in this music and in the people who create it. I've seen it firsthand.

  • Reply Transparent Studios December 12, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Brotha Nahko came through with a true banger on this one.

  • Reply Mallorie Humphrey December 12, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    At first I thought I wasn't that into this song, but then I realized I needed to slow down. Slow down and appreciate the message, appreciate the melody – hear, see, and feel the words. This song is actually perfect, especially the timing. Winter is a time of inner reflection, it's a time to slow down and rest our weary heads – but also to face any inner demons we may be struggling with or that we may have pushed to the side in the hustle and bustle of the summer months. This song fits for all occasions and seasons, but I thought this was especially pertinent in this time of our cosmic lives. We are witnessing a rebirth – a new cycle. I for one would am going to try and start this cycle of slow and steady. The line that really pulled on my heart strings was, "…but I'm struggling, coping with all of it to hell with enlightenment clearly, I am no good at this. Who's even listening?" I felt that so deeply. Like I try and become a better version of myself all the time and fail all the time, and I wonder does anyone see me…does anyone hear me? I think so many people relate to this. Thank you, for always giving us the medicine we need in the way we need to hear it – even if at first we don't catch on right away… your message sinks in. We are listening, we are thankful, and we are ready.

  • Reply SERGIO SORIANO December 12, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Pace….. Peace……Slow Down! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Anna Goodfriend December 12, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Thankful for horsetail! Thankful for Nahko And Medicine For The People! Love to slow down!

  • Reply MrPikkabo December 12, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    this was a good song, I loved it! it didnt change my life like it did for everyone else in the comments. Dont forget to joining next nahko hate friday on thew subreddit nahkobear!

  • Reply Nonya Brown December 12, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Jesus, the truth, the way, and the life. Amen. Thanks Nahko. Love you brother.

  • Reply Richard Long December 12, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    Missed Max Ribner's contribution to Slowdown.

  • Reply Scotia Bear December 13, 2019 at 2:45 am

    Nahko is all for peace until it comes to white people. The same ones that raised him. His white guilt perpetuates his nonsensical hypocrisy

  • Reply Rebecca Brown December 13, 2019 at 6:39 am

    The timing is perfection, i've been simplifying and meditating more. Happy to have music like this to match my mindset. It's very appreciated.

  • Reply Blackston3 December 13, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    I play your music for lost little native kids in group homes, I wish this would take over gang/rap culture like WEEDS

  • Reply Livin the Dream December 13, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Nahko and Medicine For The People = music I need when I need itโค๏ธ amazing medicine ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Reply Maya Koren December 14, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Love you and your medicine

  • Reply C K December 14, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Synchronicity man! Love you guys!!

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  • Reply Yoda O December 14, 2019 at 10:03 am

    This is amazing just shared with my Facebook friends โค๏ธ

  • Reply David R Ramirez December 14, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    More reminders

  • Reply Al Kalain December 14, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    As I lie in bed with a cold , thinking I should get up to take my elderberry syrup, I listen to this song for the first time. Tears rise up as I am reminded of the powerful changes that have been taking place within me in the last year with the help of Qi gong and energy healers I found online. Still, I am often struggling with my self worth and my faith in the power of Spirit in the driverโ€™s seat. This song comes exactly at the right time, as everything always does, when you are paying attention. Thank you.

  • Reply Lindsay Elizabeth December 14, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    This song will be my motto for the new year! Your music is truly the medicine this world needs! Through your music, I truly can see just how beautiful life really is. Thank you, Nahko. You have helped heal so many of us. And have helped re-store my faith in good people. Have a beautiful day! โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿป๐Ÿฆ‹

  • Reply Mary Ann Knox December 14, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Beautiful xoxo ๐Ÿ’‹

  • Reply Lauralee H. December 14, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    I have been waiting a long time to hear a song like this from Nahko And Medicine for the people ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ’•โ˜ฎ๐Ÿ•‰

  • Reply Sammi Rosen December 15, 2019 at 2:58 am

    Coping with all of it, to hell with enlightenment, clearly Iโ€™m no good at this…

  • Reply Woo Woo Mama Oracle Healing December 15, 2019 at 3:08 am


  • Reply Clayton Foust December 15, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I think our mental brainwaves are a couple years late. I swear this exact story happened to me shortly after i discovered you 3 years ago. And i couldn't have gotten out of it without thinking of you. We need to slow down faster

  • Reply Denise Malanka December 15, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Oh my gosh! So good!

  • Reply Chris Zajac December 16, 2019 at 12:42 am

    loving this so much. cant wait for the album to drop. x

  • Reply geburar December 16, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    are you struggling? are you listening? amazing song, perfect video.

  • Reply BlessedSoul๐ŸŒŸ December 17, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    To my anxiety and racing thoughts >>>>> slooooow down

  • Reply Cheryl Moller December 18, 2019 at 12:22 am

    I dream of waking up one day with a voice like Nahko.

  • Reply Ripples in Reality December 18, 2019 at 3:41 am

    Lovely. Now I want to make a horsetail tincture oil.

  • Reply Samuel Becker December 18, 2019 at 10:48 am

    The power this music has is awakening in itself,… the connection i feel to spirit when i feel this music is unbelievably miraculous gratefull to be connected and to share the msg nahko i love you brother and thank you so much for all you do.. you have helped me make it!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™โฃ infinite gratitude

  • Reply James Andrews December 19, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Love love love!

  • Reply Kate Hamer December 20, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Nahko changed my life entirely.

    Plant medicine healing. ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒฑ

  • Reply Annalise Aakhus December 21, 2019 at 2:23 am

  • Reply Michelle Ann December 22, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Every time I see Nahko live, I cant stop crying like a baby(legit every song im bawling). I don't know what it is about him and the music he writes but it really doesn't something to me.

  • Reply Fer Herwaarden December 23, 2019 at 10:52 am

    38.358 views, I might be responsible for at least 35.000 of them….. just saying!

    This song speaks to me, and so many others, it;s such a good written song!
    feeling it deeply, and also applying it to my life, as it's such a big theme to me, and so many others… I'm slowing down with the usage of social media, specially Facebook as I feel there's so little to none medicine, with all hatred, political stuff, and also something that doesn't resonate with me (Xmass) so it's really time to slow down in many different aspects of life!

    thank you Nahko and Medicine for the People, for keeping it real, and spreading the medicine on here for all of us to see and listen and feel! Much Love from this Dutchie living in Spain!


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  • Reply OB THE SERVER December 26, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    We can heal it all through plant medicine listen to the vibrations of the earth, the entire universe is in us baby. Blessings, with ghost beads and owl medicine I pray

  • Reply Olis Akmentiล†ลก December 29, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    Thank you!I am listening,and I am not the only One!Blesss and thanks for sharing and blesing….

  • Reply BENITO ABDUL 666AXIS999 PROPHECY December 31, 2019 at 1:10 am

    hoka hey

  • Reply Ember Keeper December 31, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    I love this๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜‡โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ
    Thank you for this medicine

  • Reply Mans Hofer January 1, 2020 at 12:51 am

    Tour In Michigan 2020 please nahko!

  • Reply lorenzoci January 3, 2020 at 8:38 am

    Thank you for this song Nahko!

  • Reply Candace D January 5, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Happy New Year Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™‚โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  • Reply ButterflyKiss 286 January 6, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Love you Bear!!! getting ready to leave the house to file custody papers for my babies!! good vibes and blessings!! everything is ALWAYS working out!!! thank you for ALL you do!!! xoxoxox

  • Reply Laina Hill February 10, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    These new songs couldn't have come at a better time in my life! This is my medicine, you are my people. Much love, hope, healing,and LIVING ๐Ÿ•‰๏ธ <3

  • Reply Laina Hill February 10, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    I AM LISTENING โค๏ธโค๏ธ

    This resignates so deep within my soul.

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