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Born On The Other Side

by Storm the Palace

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This is a track from the album we are currently working on. The album is inspired by fairy tales, fantasy and folklore, and we feel this song very much sets the tone.


Here is a tale of riches to rags
A bright pebbled shore and a failure to adapt
Look for a prince in that shimmering green
All that emerges is the carcass of a sheep

The rocks have grown sharper and it's started to rain
That bright pebbled shore is just so far away
Three little mountains appear in your way
You'll never see that pebbled shore again

Your gathered gold is now glass and amber
Slow-burning effigies of former glamour
Stop motion monuments pop up and pass
Crumbling sentries of what you once had

If birds evolved from dinosaurs
To cross the great divide
These midges were once fairy folk
Built to bless and bite

It could be ancient chemicals
It could be in your mind
It could be luck abandoned us
You had to be born on the other side


released August 6, 2021
Jon Bews: fiddles, vocals
Willa Bews: vocals
Alberto Bravo: drums
Sophie Dodds: vocals, harmonium
Reuben Taylor: organ

Written by Sophie Dodds and Willa Bews

Produced by Sophie Dodds and Reuben Taylor

Mastered by Reuben Taylor

Recorded at Rook Manor, Madeira Mansions, and Dalry Dungeons (i.e. remotely and at home) between 2020 and 2021.

Photograph by Carey Whitfeld (instagram.com/careyishbel)
Thanks to Luciana Pan for help with the design


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Storm the Palace Edinburgh, UK

Radge folk pop from Edinburgh

"Taking their cues from modern classical, left field folk, and stubborn indie songcraft, Storm The Palace vault over genre barriers without looking back."
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Illustration by Faith Eliott

Photo by Lucía Balsa-Prados
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