“You just won’t lie down,” Richard Buckner sings on the title track of his new album. The Brooklyn-based alt-country star could be singing about restlessness or his own career—since 1996, he’s been releasing music steadily every couple of years, and as such, Surrounded is an assured, varied collection of augmented folk tunes. “When You Tell Me How It Is” is emblematic of Buckner’s tunes here—spare, minor-key with a small, electronic beat behind it. “Foundation” uses slightly out of tune guitars as its base, with keyboard ambiance hanging in the background like aurora borealis. “Portrait” sees Buckner with minimal window dressing—just him, an acoustic guitar and a beautiful melody, for the most part. “Mood” lives up to its name, with guitar licks that bellow like elephants softly in the background, while “Go” features beautiful, harmonic jangling guitars under Buckner’s gravelly voice. Though its parts are simple, Richard Buckner gets a lot of miles out of these songs by piecing them together in interesting ways, even while keeping the spotlight on the elemental core of his voice and acoustic guitar. It’s a stunning set of songs, one you’ll enjoy surrounding yourself with for years.