Written while on tour in Canada, ‘South’ is Arliston’s latest creation. Combining beautifully textured music to spice up their soundscape, Arliston create alternative pop with layers of experimental in the mix too. Coated with an 80’s nostalgic presence, ‘South’ features a hazy arrangement contrasting between the warm vocal tone and the darker side to the track’s meaning.
Jack explains ‘I nearly died! It sounds ridiculous, but I managed to get Shingles whilst out in Canada and had to be rushed to A&E when our plane landed, to stop it from turning into full blown Encephalitis. So about 90% of this song was written whilst I was in the foothills of the illness. But I think it paid off!’
Lyrically, the song channels themes of destruction, and more in depth, the butterfly effect. How one little thing can build up into something far worse. Jack also added, ‘It’s really about the question; at what point is there too much layered scar tissue to keep moving forward in a relationship?’
A stunning soundscape that sounds like it’s come from the heavens.