Photo Credit: Stefan Roberts
The New Zealand husband and wife duo Terrible Son have released their latest EP, Alabaster Mountain, a collection of B-sides from their previous EP Half Awake, Half Asleep. Lead single, Your Story, has an enchanting soundscape. Various instruments, including guitars and pianos, appear in the acoustic arrangement. With its layers of depth, the singing is convincing.
“A decade ago, our city of Otautahi, Christchurch, experienced a calamitous earthquake which changed the landscape visually and headspace-wise. Alabaster Mountain refers to a pile of Oamaru limestone that was shoveled out of the way after the quake. I remember driving down one of the many one-way streets we have and suddenly confronting this large pile of discarded stone that once had made something so grand. We usually look for hope but this was about the end of things” – Terrible Sons
I really like the actual message behind this song. There are some poetic insights in it. Making the context all the more fascinating. Check out Your Story below!