Dirty Beaches :: Lone Runner

On Alex Zhang Hungtai’s stirring debut, Badlands, the artist embraced dark and forgotten roads through lo-fi drum loops and grainy guitars. "Lone Runner" guides us through the same deserted path. Beginning with a clapping, dry rhythm that unveils an ambient and surreal cloud of guitar strumming, Hungtai’s trademark sermon drags us into the dust storm. His voice is actually clearer than on previous recordings as Hungtai declares, “I can see him dancin’/Going . . .

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