You can tell from the howl of his vocals and the heightened drama of his synths that Mas Ysa’s Thomas Arsenault puts a lot of emotion into his music. It felt, too, like he brought most of those heavy feelings with him to Austin to perform at The FADER FORT Presented by Converse—shoes off, he belted from the gut in the Texas heat. We caught up with him before the show to talk to him about giving his all, where some of that emotion comes from and his recent move upstate after the closing of of his former home in Brooklyn at 285 Kent. For more on Mas Ysa, read our recent GEN F profile about the New York musician.
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