Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Sunday 25 July |
The Feast of Saint James the Great
home iconArt & Culture
line break icon

Alanna Boudreau’s “Oh Mother” is a sweet tribute for Mother’s Day

J-P Mauro - published on 05/12/18

Her next album is in production!

Don’t take more than what you really need
That is what my mother said to me
Don’t tear through people’s homes or break their toys
Be thankful for your life and use your voice

Alanna Boudreau released this sweet song about her mother on her 2014 album, Hints and Guesses. The lyrics are full of maternal pieces of wisdom that her mother instilled within her over the years, while the music displays her prowess on the guitar.

Alanna sings the song in the hushed tones that a mother might use to sing a lullaby. The sweet, lilting melody separates each stanza with more advice in her mother’s voice.

If you’re like us here at Aleteia, you’ve been waiting with bated breath for new music from Alanna Boudreau. Well, we have good news for you, she’s taken to the recording studio once more, after another successful Kickstarter campaign.

She last updated the Kickstarter page on May 5, with just 3 words, “IT’s COMING … SOON.”

Of course with the way studio recordings go, it’s anybody’s guess when “SOON” will be, but fear not, we have one of her songs that you may have missed. Alanna posted this charming tune on Facebook about 3 years ago.

Her jazzy vocal charmingly describes a man that she’s crushing on, who may or may not be a scoundrel. The lyrics switch between attraction and doubt, shining a light on the presumptuousness of falling for someone based on looks alone.

Meanwhile, why not send “O Mother” to your own mother, or a mother you know, this weekend?

Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Top 10
Philip Kosloski
This morning prayer is easy to memorize
Cerith Gardiner
8 Powerful quotes from Nightbirde that will fill you with hope
Daniel Esparza
5 Curious things you might not know about Catholicism
Philip Kosloski
Why is Latin the official language of the Church, instead of Aram...
Daniel Esparza
3 Legendary pilgrimages off the beaten path
Daniel Esparza
Who are the cherubim in the Bible?
Zelda Caldwell
Did Jesus wear “tefillin” as some observant Jews do t...
See More
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.