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The Range Shares Tender New Track, ‘Copper Wire’

In advance of the producer's sophomore LP, 'Potential,' which arrives this Friday

Brooklyn’s deepest-diving YouTuber, the Range, has shared a moving new highlight off of his forthcoming album, Potential (out March 25 via Domino), the follow-up to 2013’s Nonfiction. “Copper Wire” opens with the pitched-down vocals of London rapper Kruddy Zak, undulating through sparkling synth lines and half-time percussive cracks, building to the euphorically repeated chorus. Of the track, James Hinton says:

I think a lot of my favorite lyrics on Potential allude to coming to terms with a difficult time in your life — that moment of acceptance when you finally allow yourself to drop your guard and admit you’ve been hit with something hard. Zak’s verse has a piece in it that states ’09 was emotional / it’s a memory / I wish that everything was still the same’ and that hit me particularly deeply as that was the year I lost my mom. Writing this song was the first time I ever talked about that moment in my music, and I think it was an important step in dealing with how I was feeling to finally get some words about it down on paper.

Listen to “Copper Wire” below and stay tuned for another Potential offering, “1804,” which premieres tonight on Jamaica’s Sun City Radio at 8:30 p.m. EST.

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