Alex Zhang Hungtai, aka Dirty Beaches, is built upon a slender, tall frame with a strong jawline to complement his height. With such a frame, along with his vintage cowboy get-up and slicked back hair, he could be the star of any Kurosawa-influenced Western, but his expressions are fit more for the longing, romantic tales of Wong Kar-wai. There is pain and vulnerability in his eyes, each weighing down his heart so much that every depression of the keys is heavy-handed. With every sip of whiskey and every chord played, another memory of her flashes through his mind – another memory of “Golden Blonde.”
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