London producer CYPHR's huge, icy, yet playfully dembow-inflected single "Lone Peak" is best described as the feeling you might get from opening your eyes and seeing nothing but sky and horizon beneath you. It's a mixture of sheer beauty and total terror that also permeates director James Malpass' video for the song, which from its first few seconds puts you right inside the head of a thrill-seeking rock climber—and it only gets more surreal from there.
As well as a spot-on visual metaphor, it's an homage to the creative origin of "Lone Peak." "I wrote this track whilst I was staying in the Colorado mountains," CYPHR explained to The FADER over email. "A really amazing environment to work in. The landscape was ever-changing, full of life, but also instilled a sense of fear in me—I think that came out a lot in this track. This was also around the time at which I became obsessed with sub-120 BPM tempos, so this track is a time-stamped clashing of my constant visual stimulation and that brooding, murky club vibe."