Toronto-based artist TR/ST has revealed a first listen from a yet untitled release in the form of the industrial synth-powered track, “Bicep.” Moving forward with the dark electro-pop that garnered his self-titled debut and the subsequent Joyland a cult following, the man behind the provocative atmospherics Robert Alfons took isolation to the extreme in writing much of the songs on the album, moving to a farmhouse in rural Canada to hunker down in. Taking on ideas of impurity and worthlessness, the album at its core will deal with the journey of a narcissist and the struggle to resist and accept shame–as well as the expression of sexual fantasies. “Bicep” buzzes with a few of these evocative notions, juggling the underbelly of its organic and visceral questions with Alfons’ heavy-handed use of mechanically melodic synth cascades.
Listen to TR/ST’s new song “Bicep” below!
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TR/ST will be performing at FYF 2017 in Los Angeles next weekend on The Club stage right after Blonde Redhead–and if that doesn’t sound like the best two hours of heady experimentalism, then we don’t know what does.