Alternative Rock Artist Teraton Immerses Listeners in a Sonic Experience with New Single, ‘Hullaballoo’
By: Nadia Sobehart
Defying genres and structures, the artist strives to create music that resonates with discerning listeners. “It’s always difficult and stressful releasing your first single,” shares the artist of this track. “It was also very exciting hearing all of the positive feedback.” Mostly, Teraton wants listeners to find belonging in his music—no matter what the genre.
At the beginning, Teraton began writing as a method for expressing both personal and social ideas, reflected in both the lyrics and the music. Now, he brings these ideas to life through an unforgettable auditory experience.
“In this track in particular, the vocals have a new-wave feel on top of what is a very industrial rock kind of instrumentation which gives the song a unique feel both stylistically and in regards to genre,” shares Teraton of his latest single. “Lyrically, it’s erratic, chaotic. It’s about cultural brainwashing. I wanted to describe that feeling of wanting to remain asleep, instead of waking up to the reality that we very rarely ever hear the truth. Now, more that ever, it’s something you have to dig for, and most Americans are too lazy and apathetic to dig.”
When it comes to writing music, Teraton is no stranger to hard work. This single in particular has 215 tracks! “I think the process is first finding the hook, then building all the right electronic sounds and samples that are going to work well together,” explains Teraton. “The process is time consuming, it’s layer by layer. The mixing took months, playing with different tracks to figure out how they can come and go and be heard.”
“The full album I’m going to release is industrial rock but certainly alternative rock and maybe electro or tech industrial since most of the instruments are synthesized,” shares the artist of the album he hopes to release later this year. The album will also feature a longer version of “Hullaballoo.”
For now, Teraton is hyper-focused on finishing his album—but that doesn’t mean he’s not thinking about the next big thing. “I definitely want to shift into doing live shows once I have enough material released” shares the artist. “I would like to take a more live band approach, rather than one guy on stage pressing buttons and turning knobs like a DJ. A guitarist, bassist, and drummer would be ideal. My music needs that kinetic energy.” At the end of the day, it’s all about the music. “I think of most of my songs are going to be cerebral; I think that’s a valuable thing. Music should be able to make people think and not just feel—it’s a great thing to do both.”
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