James Hinton, aka The Range, has been making a good case for his forthcoming album, Potential, over the last couple of months. With each release, our anticipation grows stronger, and his latest only makes the wait that more difficult. Arguably his best to date, “Copper Wire” is an affectionate number that revolves around a bubbling beat, twinkling synths and a sample from this video of London rapper Kruddy Zak.
In a post on his Facebook page, Hinton described his emotional attachment to the song: “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.”
Stream “Copper Wire” below and tune in to Jamaican radio station Sun City Radio at 8:30 EST to hear another track, “1804.”
Potential is out this Friday (March 25th) via Domino Records.