The Range shares new track "Urethane"

The Range shares new track "Urethane"

The Range, the project of Vermont-based musician and producer James Hinton, releases grime and hip hop indebted new track “Urethane” from his forthcoming album Mercury, out June 10th. “Urethane” samples UK grime artist MIK’s “Ice Rink” and follows previously released singlesBicameral andRicercar,” both of which are on the new album. The new single comes with an animated video directed by Stevie Gee and Essy May, produced by Blink Ink and built around the world featured in the album visuals and earlier singles videos. 



Hinton says on “Urethane”: “The lyrics ‘last year man got left in the dark - cause man didn’t really have nothing to say’ hit me hard as I was feeling pretty left out and forgotten. I had moved from the thick of it in Brooklyn to rural Vermont, and in late winter 2019 and I felt like I had a mutually agreed upon separation from the world. Those lyrics were defiant to me and I liked that as a way of fighting back against that feeling.” 

“Essy designed the record cover for The Range’s inspiring new album, Mercury,” May and Gee commented. “The design combines technology, science and surrealism within the natural world. Essy and Stevie used this design and those themes as an inspiration to create an animated world where Mercury is the most valuable of commodities. The video for “Urethane” follows a loose narrative about male and female twins exploring a planet where they seek the mercury and are ultimately consumed by its power, all the while pursued by a mysterious mercury man who they ultimately become. The ever-changing form that mercury can take, flowing, moving and morphing is an inspiration for the animation as well as themes of change, decay, growth and rebirth.” 

The Range Mercury

Album | 10th June 2022

On Mercury, Hinton builds on the techniques he established on his critically acclaimed 2016 LP Potential, seeking to create human connection in the Internet age through sampling vocalists from the corners of YouTube, Instagram, and Periscope. “I feel like I can find ways to express myself in ways that I’m too shy or unable to do in the real world,” Hinton says of the process. 

Mercury is moody, transportive, and undeniably rave-infused, and although it is indebted to IDM mainstays and grime pioneers, the album finds Hinton pushing himself outside the constraints of any one specific genre.

Tracklisting

  • 1Bicameral
  • 21995
  • 3Urethane
  • 4Ricercar
  • 5Not For Me
  • 6Relegate
  • 7A Tree Day
  • 8Balm
  • 9Cantor
  • 10Every Good Thing
  • 11Violet

The Range Mercury

Album | 10th June 2022

On Mercury, Hinton builds on the techniques he established on his critically acclaimed 2016 LP Potential, seeking to create human connection in the Internet age through sampling vocalists from the corners of YouTube, Instagram, and Periscope. “I feel like I can find ways to express myself in ways that I’m too shy or unable to do in the real world,” Hinton says of the process. 

Mercury is moody, transportive, and undeniably rave-infused, and although it is indebted to IDM mainstays and grime pioneers, the album finds Hinton pushing himself outside the constraints of any one specific genre.

Tracklisting

  • 1Bicameral
  • 21995
  • 3Urethane
  • 4Ricercar
  • 5Not For Me
  • 6Relegate
  • 7A Tree Day
  • 8Balm
  • 9Cantor
  • 10Every Good Thing
  • 11Violet
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