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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. 

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