Francis Lung reveals his tender take on “Rock Bottom Riser” by Smog for new Torch Songs project

Francis Lung has covered Smog's "Rock Bottom Riser" for CALM's Torch Songs project.

Lung's take is almost a cappella, with only bassy strums, finger clicks, and sparse, bluesy notes accompanying the singer/songwriter's mesmerising voice. Lung's vocals are hushed and almost distorted, resting above a nest of 'ooh'-ed harmonies and semi-choral refrains - it's a beautiful take. Smog, led by Bill Callahan, released the original version on 2005 LP A River Ain't Too Much Love.

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