It’s a classic two-worlds-collide scenario, though 23-year old Flume is already a proven pro with big-name collabs. In the past year or so, the Sydney-born producer (real name Harley Streten) has reworked Lorde’s “Tennis Court,” Arcade Fire’s “Afterlife” and Disclosure’s “You & Me.”
In a post on his Facebook page, Flume says he’s spent the last few months in the studio “working on a bunch of new material.” The Sam Smith remix is the first track he’s shared from the new bunch. “I can’t wait to play some of this new stuff to you,” he adds.
The original version of “Lay Me Down” appeared on Smith’s debut album In the Lonely Hour, which earned the British soul singer four Grammys and a brace of Brit Awards.
Flume came of age with his 2013 self-titled album release, which topped the sales chart in his homeland and won three ARIA Awards, including best male artist.
Flume’s latest North America tour will kick off May 19 at University of California, Davis. Smith, meanwhile, is about to head Down Under. His next run of live dates will start April 22 at Auckland’s Vector Arena. Hear the Flume remix of “Lay Me Down” below.