Lonely Richard – “Receiver” + “Heavy Lungs”


Two summer tracks from Los Angeles-based act Lonely Richard showcase a hook-filled, nostalgic rock sound. “Receiver” touts an amped-up rock energy with an infectious drive, compelling alongside its lyrical nods to Elliott Smith (“someone’s always coming around here…”). Meanwhile, “Heavy Lungs” emphasizes the project’s knack for my hypnotic pulses, intertwining dreamy vocal effects amidst steady guitar strums, for a more understated allure.

The two efforts differ in their tonal approaches, while sharing a sense of wistful nostalgia in their overall deliveries and tonal unfolding. I’m anticipating what’s ahead for Lonely Richard.

These and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of August 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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