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Trent-Jean
Trent-Jean

In the space of three singles, Perth artist, Trent-Jean, has traversed internationally viral dance pop with ‘Manchester By The Sea’, bombastic, hook-heavy stadium rock with ‘B4IDIE’, and now, with his new release, Illusions 09’, due out tomorrow, scuzzy guitar electronica, all 1:04 minutes of it.

With Trent-Jean, there’s always more.

Wow!  This is an artist intent on either the sort of shapeshifting that was Bowie’s signature or tearing himself apart right in front of his audience.  Either way, we can’t look away.  We can hardly even believe this is happening in staid old Perth.  Surely a spaceship will come to carry Trent-Jean off to some far corner of another galaxy sometime soon?

Taking no interviews on the eve of the release of ‘Illusions 09’, Trent-Jean issued Around The Sound the following statement:

“In a sea of blue, Root 4 Purple. I want this prelude (OVERTURE) to be a mini-anthem 4 the Underdogs of Society, 4 those who have felt like the freaks, the unwanted + the unsettled. This one’s for you… Well, more realistically this one is 4 us.”

As for the song itself, this one is a punk as. It’s short and enigmatic, the guitars wail and the vocals are a plaintiff pean to society’s misfits, the ones Trent-Jean loves the most.  The music swims in a soup of electronic production and, having had it running around in our head for a few weeks now, we’ve come to the conclusion that it’s a confounding work of genius.  Either that, or it’s driven us quite mad.  Either way, Illusions 09 has us sitting up and paying attention, wondering what Trent-Jean will do next.

Be the first to listen to ‘Illusions 09’ right here on Around The Sound.

Coming soon, we hear Trent-Jean will be involved in a mega gig/mini festival at one of Perth’s premier venues, playing alongside some of the best WA has to offer.

Watch this space.  With Trent-Jean, there’s always more.

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