Flume Shares 'Some Minds' Feat. Miike Snow's Andrew Wyatt: Watch
On "Some Minds," Flume delivers a subdued soundscape of synth and beats, and he rewards the listener with some electronic wizardry in the final minute.
Flume (real name Harley Streten) has described the recording sessions for "Some Minds" as “one of the most natural I've done.” Though for many others who’ve tried their hand at making music, it sounds like anything but.
After shaping its sonic architecture, Stretton presented his work-in-progress to Wyatt in New York. “Andrew was writing things in his own head while I played the song over and over then after about an hour he jumped up and said ‘stop’ and launched into singing this amazing chorus melody. He was singing in jibberish into his phone, then fleshed out the lyrics of the chorus and verses. I finished it off with the crazy ending further down the line, a few months later.”
Director Clemens Habicht (Tame Impala, Bloc Party, The Presets) shot the accompanying video on location at the Sydney Opera House, with dance and choreography from Australian Ballet member Callum Linnane. Watch the clip below.
Flume leapt to the top of the pack with his 2013 self-titled album release, which topped the sales chart in his homeland and bagged him an armful of ARIA Awards, including best male artist. Flume also won Triple J’s prestigious J Award for “album of the year."
He’s been a road warrior ever since. And he’s drip-fed new studio gems including remixes of Lorde’s "Tennis Court," Arcade Fire’s “Afterlife,” Disclosure’s “You & Me” and Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down”.
Flume revealed in April that he’d just spent a few months in the studio “working on a bunch of new material,” though he’s not revealed any firm details on his awaited sophomore album.
The premiere of "Some Minds" coincides with Flume’s sold out, headline performances at Sydney Opera House’s Vivid Festival on Friday and Saturday night. He’ll spend the rest of 2015 touring internationally, beginning with a show June 6 at the Governor's Ball Music Festival.