New Zealand artist/producer Thomston, aka Thomas Stoneman, has today released his new single ‘Acid Rain’ accompanied by a stunning video captured right here in South Australia.
Filmed by Australian director Nima Nabili Rad of Young Black Youth, ‘Acid Rain’ is the first solo music to come from the 22-year-old in two years.
Predominately sung over uncrowded guitar strums, ‘Acid Rain’ is a minimal affair, with a touch of gospel.
Written and produced solely by Thomston , the brand new track sees him explore some analytical subject matter.
“It’s about being a bad judge of character, being wrong about someone you cared for, and the liberation of learning what you need and deserve from those around you,” he says.
“My first record sounded like letting yourself wallow in self-pity; ‘Acid Rain’ sounds like letting it go,” he says about the transformation, one that’s been slowly unfolding over the course of his career.
With 60 million streams to date, Thomston furthers New Zealand’s impeccable reputation for left-centred pop music. His 2016 debut album, Topograph, was recorded over five cities in three continents, and included a stunning collaboration with Australian artist Wafia (Window Seat).