Arellano is currently in the studio, mixing and mastering newly recorded material for his upcoming album ‘On Time’, to be released in 2018.

On Time (2018) – YouTube Teasers

An early demo of ‘On Time’, the title track for the upcoming album.

An early demo of ‘Goin’ On’, from the upcoming album.

A Perfect Display Of My Soul (2017)

Singles ‘Jensong’ and ‘Neon Jesus’ from the 2017 album ‘A Perfect Display Of My Soul’, available now on YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and CD Baby


Arellano is an original singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas whose music combines acoustic rock, pop, and soul into something that fans of Nick Drake, Led Zeppelin, Jane’s Addiction, Neil Young, and Jeff Buckley will surely dig.

As a former member of legendary Austin band Retarted Elf who spent the early ’90s opening for artists like Fugazi, Faith No More, Better Than Ezra, and Schoolly D – as well as playing with Dino Lee, Atlantics Soul Review, Velvethead, and Shining Path – Robert has a strong background in the Texas music scene. He has spent recent years honing his vocals, writing, and arrangements while balancing the challenges of fatherhood. He feels his current sound is a much closer expression of the artist he was always meant to be.

Most recently, Robert has been working with New York-based guitarist and producer Cameron Greider on a new batch of recordings. The record will be titled “On Time”, and it features the superb playing of Matt Johnson, the drummer who played on Jeff Buckley’s “Grace”. The new material offers the kind of authentic reflection that spans the chasm between artist and audience, allowing listeners to connect more deeply to themselves through the music. Look for it in 2018.


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"A one-in-a-million voice." Dave Jerden, Producer for Jane's Addiction & Alice in Chains