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Haru Nemuri Teams Up With China’s Prune Deer For “Return”

Haru Nemuri — responsible for our favorite album of 2018 — recently wrapped up a tour of China. While there, she met up with Chinese instrumental rock band Prune Deer to collaborate on a song called “Return.” The group provides an initially lumbering backdrop, a sort of post-rock adjacent lurch that Nemuri hasn’t really tackled before. But her sing-speak — about the depravity and ugliness of modern life, including a line about Jesus Christ not actually dying for your sings — fits in well here, and it allows her an opportunity to show off her vocal tempo as Prune Deer’s music mutates all around her. These are two artists who do drama extremely well meshing just right, and delivering a burner. Listen above.