"A new alt-folk classic. An album of creatively diverse folk songs that range from the whimsicality of The Fruit Bats to the minimalist vigor of Lou Reed. Like his visual name, Stray collects pieces and fragments from folk’s most risk-taking troubadours and assembles them into one 2018’s most interesting and listenable records." Glide Magazine
"Brown’s soft voice lulls the listener while atmospheric instrumentation and sound effects softly shape the songs with accordion, a singing saw and odd electronic effects all fluffing up the pillow. " Americana UK
"Texan-Amsterdammer folkunderdog Dusty Stray plays with a wide spectrum of emotions, in which he does not change a smile into a tear, but instead he effortlessly unites the two." The Daily Indie
“In my humble opinion, more people should throw themselves into the work of Dusty Stray. And perhaps for a newcomer, Estranged is as good a place as any to start. It’s an album that’s both beautiful and sad. We watch through a window as Jonathan writes about relationships that are almost done – but not quite. We listen as his voice grieves over the potential loss; a range of instruments creating a sort of ‘folk-noir’ soundtrack that simply accentuate the mood.” Sonicbreakfast
"Each lyric, note, and melody is like the contents of an old, worn journal with the page just waiting to be read." Vents Magazine
"A walking-speed, wide-eyed, low-key folk tune the likes of which Bonnie Prince Billy is great at." Independent Clauses
"I had never heard of anything that could be called synth-folk before this song, but that might be one of the better song descriptions I've heard in ages. It's a great ever so slight change to a classic genre that works magnificently." If It's Too Loud
“You Couldn’t Wait To See Me Cry” started out as an acoustic country-style tearjerker, but eventually evolved into an angry synth-folk anthem with the omnichord as the dominant instrument. With Kramer’s touch, the production entered into another realm of electronic dusted melodies behind a short, simple break-up song. The vocals linger and radiate a comforting warmth that soothes in the aftermath of miscalculated romance.
The music video by Arturo Bastón heightens the song’s feelings through an ornately decorated psychedelic stop-animation visual.
“You Couldn't Wait To See Me Cry” is from the new Dusty Stray album Estranged. Produced by Kramer.