Arellano’s new studio album, On Time, is nearing release. The release date will be posted here as soon as it has been announced. Below is a live version of the track Complicado, off of the upcoming album, from Arellano’s appearance at the 2018 SXSW Yerba Buena Showcase.
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.