The Range has announced his first new album in six years. Mercury is out June 11 via Domino and it features the previously shared single “Bicameral.” The follow-up to 2016’s Potential also includes “Ricercar,” a track that comes with a new video today. Watch it below. James Hinton explained the song’s title in a statement:
Hinton said the song was inspired by 1990s DJ Premier beats and features the reworked “Chief Kamanawanalea” break by the Turtles. “This song features a vocal sample from Instagram of a singer covering Tamar Braxton’s ‘My Man,’” he continued. “The lyrics are quite personal to me and are a good example of what I try to do in a lot of my songs. I tend to try to find a way to say something that I would never be able to say out loud. I think of my editing of lyrics as a pressure release.”
On June 11, to mark his album’s release, the Range will perform a headlining show at Elsewhere Zone One in Brooklyn, New York.
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