Thomas Truax is currently touring the UK with his new album, All That Heaven Allows, and will be playing Cardiff’s Globe on March 20, supporting Bob Log III.
After five years based in Germany, Truax began 2017 in the US, but left again the day after Donald Trump was sworn into office. He has rarely stopped to look back from thereon. He got married in March (in Gibraltar) and relocated to the UK shortly thereafter, with a steady stream of tour dates and recording sessions always on his agenda. Along the way, he always kept an eye on the news, an ear to the ground, and a notebook in pocket.
The result of his recent travels is ‘All That Heaven Allows’ – ten new tracks of surreal Americana and sonic adventure. ‘All That Heaven Allows’ also shares its title with Douglas Sirk’s classic 1955 film of the same name. The tale of a middle-aged widow who falls for a younger man of a lower class, Sirk’s film is set in an American community that appears postcard-perfect on the surface, a modern heaven-on-earth, but underneath resents and ultimately ostracises those who do not conform to its strict ideas of propriety.
On his latest album Truax also teams up with the singular Basildon-born/Berlin-based talent Gemma Ray for the heart-stopping duet: ‘Save Me’. The lead single for album, the track has already garnered national radio support from the likes of Radcliffe/Maconie and Gideon Coe on BBC 6Music.
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