New Music: The Trusted

UK-based indie rock outfit The Trusted cite some of their musical heroes as Catfish and the Bottlemen, The 1975, The Clash and Elvis Costello to name but a few.

The sound they construct is full of charm and character, yet carries an essence of intensity that is gripping to listeners. Their new single ‘Vellichor’ encapsulates the sense of the passing of time, and dissatisfaction with the trajectory of one’s life.

“This is a song about nostalgia. It’s about using the past as a drug to combat the pains of today. The word ‘Vellichor’ means ‘the smell of old bookshops.’ This song has nothing to do with the meaning of the actual word but more with the feeling it creates. Vellichor in this context represents ‘the smell of old emotions and the passing of time.’ The protagonist is unhappy and distraught with the way in which their life has turned out. They are horrified at the new world and long for a different time or a previous life.’ Another of the many songs written during lockdown, and with the world seemingly changed in many ways forever, Vellichor represents a sense of seeking solace in the past.” – Tom Cunningham, The Trusted

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