Indie artist, Dusty Durston has released his new single, “Valley Girls (Balisongs)” today. Written as a heartfelt love letter to Los Angeles, the city that gave him his second chance, the track finds Durston celebrating the energy of the city and how it always seems to lead people right to where they need to be.
“So many of us flock to L.A. with a shared dream, and then life does its thing and shows us something completely unexpected, different, and true,” Durston said of the song. “And that’s really the reason I find it so fulfilling to live here. I’m lucky to be able to make art that attempts to capture the energy and celebrate it.”
Feeling creatively heartbroken and fearful that his days as a musician might be over, Dusty Durston, like many others, migrated to L.A. in hopes that a change of scenery would inspire his next move, and it did. A ‘90s underground rock-tinged track, “Valley Girls (Balisongs)” explores the sharp contrast everyone who lives in the City of Angels eventually uncovers; the dynamic between winners and losers, beauty and ugliness, and how in L.A., these dynamics are subject to change at any given moment.