Flume Releases 'When Everything Was New' Documentary on YouTube: Watch

Cybele Malinowski

Back in April of 2018, Flume and his label Future Classics released dual documentaries on Apple Music. Now, those of us without Apple subscriptions can enjoy the 45-minute look at Flume's intimate work for free today (March 15), tomorrow and whenever we want, because the artist uploaded all of Flume: When Everything Was New to his YouTube channel.

The doc is split into four parts, none of which is longer than 16 minutes. The film features interviews with Flume, his parents, label mates and collaborators. Nick Murphy, Vince Staples and others make appearances, but we really love all the home videos of baby Flume plying with his beat machines and surfing the wild Australian waves.

Flume: When Everything Was New closely chronicals the making of, release and promotion of Flume's sophomore LP Skin. It also covers his forays into music, his signing to Future Classics, and rise to fame, all while capturing the magic of his live performances. We watch his maturation process and get deep into every aspect of Harley Edward Streten's magical story.

To tell the story of Flume is to tell the story of future bass. It's the story of art intersecting with a moment in time and crossing the boundaries of commercial success without losing an ounce of integrity. It's also just pretty to watch, so enjoy the full documentary in a four-part series below.


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