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Electronic artist Robert Alfons is gearing up to release Joyland, his ecstatic second album as Trust, through Arts and Crafts. We’ve already heard the fully-fleshed “Rescue, Mister” and “Capitol”, and now Alfons shares the pensive “Are We Arc?” on Dazed. Synths soar as well as stab, weaving around his voice which goes from a guttural Ian Curtis growl to a sing-songy coo. As Alfons explains: "It was written on the side of volcano while in argentina, inspired by patience and lava. An integral tender moment in the album's story."
Trust plays Glasgow on May 17, Edinburgh on May 18, and London on May 20 as part of his European tour.
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