Don’t call it a goth track: there’s brightness behind the mirrored contact lenses on “Rescue, Mister,” the new song from Toronto dark-synth band Trust. No longer sharing the wheel with Austra‘s Maya Postepski, Robert Alfons unveils a black light-studded sound that was only hinted at on their debut record, TRST (that’s his digitally manipulated voice you’re hearing). HI-NRG kicks get you right in the chest and guttural pitches usually reserved for seances are twisted into some kind of smile, as glazed twinkles spark above like emergency exit lights on a factory floor. A workout jam for nightmare creatures.
Trust’s Joyland is out March 4th via Arts & Crafts.