Following on from the release of his critically-praised 2016 LP 'Potential', producer James Hinton aka The Range has now announced his plans for a new studio album, arriving in the summer.
The new full-length 'Mercury' will include his recent comeback offering 'Bicameral', is being previewed by the new lead single 'Ricercar', which comes accompanied by a Stevie Gee and Essy May-directed video, and is set to be released on the 10th June via Domino Recordings.
Speaking about the new track, he said, “Ricercar - literally - “to search out”. A Ricercar in a musical context is a prelude fugue that kind of sets the tableau of a piece to follow. I first heard about the concept of a Ricercar in a biography of Bach, who famously encoded his own name in a piece (H having been interchangeable as the name for B-flat at the time). At the time I wrote this song I was listening to a lot of rap from the 90s, specifically DJ Premier beats. As such I was rapidly collecting breaks and had just stumbled upon the Chief Kamanawanalea break by the Turtles and found that if I reordered the sections I could make this kind of palindromic composite break that seemed to propel the song along.
“This song features a vocal sample from Instagram of a singer covering Tamar Braxton’s ‘My Man.’ 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.”
Check out the new video for 'Ricercar' in the player and see the album's full tracklisting below.
5. Nor For Me
7. A Tree Day
10. Every Good Thing