Play (Lists)

CRRNT Gives into “Temptation” in Alternative Hip Hop Single

Alternative hip-hop recording artist, CRRNT has released a new single about the lessons learned from giving into “Temptation.”

A haunting piano melody joined by a deep and expressive bass line provides most of the character not already found between the lines spat by CRRNT, a rapper, singer, producer, and DJ originally from Birmingham, Alabama now based out of Kansas City, Kansas. The muted kick drum and bright high hats contrast the EQ spectrum on either end as CRRNT reflects on past mistakes and the path to repentance.

I had my eyes closed / you know I’ve been praying / I’ve been to hell and I made it back / how many people can tell you that

“Temptation” is fueled with classic Judeo-Christian imagery such as a Adam & Eve and the apple, but it would be a stretch to say the intentions of the song lean toward any one particular faith. The seamless transition between symbolism and CRRNT’s personal and vulnerable lyrics should feel relatable to any listener who reflects on and understands that sometimes not getting what you want is a kind of salvation unto itself.

I wish I had known.

Find “Temptation” on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and wherever else you find inspiration. Check out our coverage of other CRRNT tracks like, “Get To Me,” and “The Glitch.”

Daniel Warren Hill

Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records. 

Subscribe to Alchemical Records today to support our efforts online and in print. 

Join the Alchemical Records Street Team to promote these and other artists, live music, and music community organizations & events while receiving cool perks from artists throughout the region.

More to explore

Betty Who, headliner of Kinetic Presents Pride Month event

Zach Renovátes, Kinetic Presents: In the Name of Love For All

As a producer bringing some major events to Capital Pride this year, Zach Renovátes admits that he was keen to get Betty Who on the lineup. After having seen several of her live performances already, Renovátes knew the Australian would make a fine marquee addition to the “Kinetic Presents Candyland” event at Echostage June 10.

Fortunately, she was both available and interested.

“Something that I personally saw was that [Betty Who] is one of the most pro-LGBT singer-songwriters I’ve ever ever seen perform live,” Renovátes said, adding that the D.C. audiences at her concerts come largely from within the gay community. “So she absolutely knows that we as queer people make up a huge percentage of her fan base.”
The June 10 event is the main draw of a weekend of collaborations between Kinetic Presents and the Capital Pride Alliance in celebration of D.C. Pride 2023. Other big names who will play at various venues around the District include DJs Abel and Cindel, Dan Slater, as well as Jerac and Paulo Fragoso. It’ll be a pride-filled musical weekend indeed, with Echostage, Sax, Bunker and Bliss Nightclub hosting the pulsing sounds of revelry. And there’s also the big parade on June 10.

Read More »