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Nicolas Jaar releases new track ‘Coin in Nine Hands’

The producer is following up his 2016 album Sirens with a deluxe edition featuring three unreleased tracks

Nicolas Jaar has shared a new song, “Coin in Nine Hands”, from a deluxe edition of his 2016 album Sirens.

Written in the summer of 2015, “Coin in Nine Hands” twists and turns over its eight-minute running time. The track starts with a slow rhythm, deep propulsive bassline, and disembodied spoken word vocal: “Last night in a city near the persian gulf / The heat soared to 163 / The heat soared to 163 / It’s already considered to be / One of the hottest places on earth.” It then slowly transforms into, respectively, a NIN-style industrial stomper, underwater funk song, and leftfield ambient track. 

The extended version of Sirens is out Friday and, besides “Coin in Nine Hands”, features an additional two extra tracks.

Revisit our interview with Nicolas Jaar about Sirens, and listen to the new song below.