TR/ST Drops “Being Boring (feat. Jake Shears)”

TR/ST Drops "Being Boring (feat. Jake Shears)"

Los Angeles-based coldwave/electropop/synthpop artist TR/ST (fka Trust) has dropped his cover of Pet Shop Boys classic “Being Boring” feat. Jake Shears.

The cover features on his self-titled EP, out today, January 26 through Dais Records. Grab it here.

TR/ST is the musical alias of producer, singer, and performer Robert Alfons. Born in Winnipeg, Canada (but based in Los Angeles for the past decade), he has released a string of celebrated albums fusing swooning synth-pop, confessional darkwave, and anthemic emotion.

In late 2023, TR/ST joined the Dais Records roster, announcing the union with the release of the single “Robrash”, while hinting at more new music ahead. January 2024 sees the release of the new, minimally titled “TR/ST EP”, featuring four new tracks in addition to “Robrash”: the new dancefloor heater “Run” featuring Canadian hyperpop star Cecile Believe, a beautiful cover of the Pet Shop Boys classic 1990 anthem “Being Boring” featuring Jake Shears, the delicate and gauzy nearly-ambient composition “Evercall”, and an official release of the fan favorite “Slug”, previously only released to YouTube in 2015.

Take a listen below.

TR/ST “Being Boring”

Alfons is currently in the studio working on a new album, expanding their singular sound in ways both cinematic and surprising: “Bigger, better, beautiful, and buried in mud.”


  1. Robrash
  2. Run (feat. Cecile Believe)
  3. Evercall
  4. Being Boring (feat. Jake Shears)
  5. Slug