Fortitude are extremely proud to introduce you to emerging alt-pop artist Robin and The Goblins. Their new single ‘Future Angel’ is out tomorrow – 7th October – but you can listen exclusively via Fortitude today. You lucky things.
Influenced by the likes of the legendary Kate Bush, Robin combines baroque-pop and synth-infused sensibilities in order to create a sound that is hauntingly atmospheric. Talking about the single, Robin explains, “I wrote Future Angel from the point of view of a guardian angel that comes to warn a kid about the dangers of isolating yourself; of course the child was me. One night I was walking home after a night out and went into a snowed-in graveyard. I fell asleep for a couple of hours and when I woke up to the sound of crows and white all around me, I thought maybe I’d died. Turns out I was just hungover, but that inspired the imagery in the song, which I like to describe as ‘Dickens meets synth-pop’.”
Robin Romo is the name they gave to themselves after they started to identify as non-binary. After moving to Berlin in 2017, Romo began transforming their anxieties into home recordings and teamed up with Israeli producer Oded K.dar; a collaboration that still continues to this date.
Future Angel is out on 7th October 2021.