The Range has shared a new track, ‘Urethane’, taken from his forthcoming album Mercury. The single arrives with an accompanying video created by Stevie Gee and Essy May, who also helmed the videos for ‘Bicameral’ and ‘Ricercar’. Check it out below.
“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,” James Hinton explained in a statement. “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.”
May and Gee added: “Essy designed the record cover for The Range’s inspiring new album, Mercury. 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.”
Mercury, the Range’s first album since 2016’s Potential, is out June 10 via Domino.