Premiere: Zól Bálint "Lane Splitting"
We’re pretty damn stoked today to be premiering Lane Splitting, the gorgeous title-cut from Zól Bálint’s new EP. Wonderfully composed and tastefully blended together, the track sounds like a mix of Bibio covering bossa nova onto a cassette worn out from being lovingly played on repeat at an Italian beachside cafe. I guess what we’re trying to say is that Lane Splitting is great, and remarkably difficult to pin down in 2016.
Zoltan explains the track as being about ‘going for a bike ride and freely weaving through dense, slow traffic’, metaphorically zooming past all the internal chatter, anxiety and creative blocks.
“The song moves from quite a slow and melancholic mood to an uplifting double-time ‘YEAH!’ feeling, then back down, then back up… something which I (and I’m sure so many others) experience on an emotional level when creating something. I wanted to reflect that delicacy and vulnerability, so most of the elements are single-takes without too much editing to preserve a natural and organic feeling, even though it was still assembled on a computer.”
Packed with plenty of fluttering delays, beautiful acoustic guitar playing and natural field recordings, Lane Splitting is the kind of easy listening that’s even easier to fall in love with.