OK, so maybe we only have a few reasons… but the title was sorta clever. Situated in Los Angeles, CA, Emerald Portal is an indie post-rock duo consisting of musicians Brad Rundblade and Thomas Ouziel. We’ll leave you with more info below but not before you hit play on the exclusive premiere of the group’s new single “OneHundredTwenty”.

The captivating and cinematic song comes from the guys’ upcoming new EP, Trouble In Paradise (due out this Friday), and is at times reminiscent of Massive Attack – we can’t help but be reminded of “Teardrop.”

Said the band of the new song: “‘OneHundredTwenty’ is essentially a stream of consciousness poem dealing with the existential crisis of an elderly individual who’s lived a full life and is faced with the unknown of death. It doesn’t try to presume any answers, but is an open ended questioning of what a life once meant, what a life means in the present, and what a life will continue to mean in death. It’s a quintessential question to humanity, one that every different school of thought has sought to explore and answer, and we loved the intention of presenting the idea for the listener to contemplate for themselves, rather than try to give some half baked answer that might be meaningful to one person, but completely misses the point to another.”

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