Flume has shared his new original track, “Some Minds” featuring Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow. The video, directed by Clemens Habicht (Tame Impala, Bloc Party, The Presets) and choreographed by Australian Ballet member Callum Linnane, is the first ever music video filmed inside the iconic Sydney Opera House. “Some Minds” is out tomorrow on all digital services via Mom + Pop Music.
“I started the instrumental at my apartment in Manly, Sydney—first working with the drums and arrangement, then building chords around it,” says Flume of the song. “I did some vocal bits as sketches before meeting up with Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow in his studio in New York City. 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.
“On the first album I had only worked remotely with singers sending files back and forth over the internet. I still enjoy working remotely but have also done a bunch of sessions with people in person. Sometimes it’s odd, even uncomfortable, as writing is a very personal process for me. The session for ‘Some Minds’ with Andrew was one of the most natural I’ve done. He is a seasoned pro and really opened me up to this way of working.
“I am pretty hard on myself when it comes to being satisfied with new material, I am always trying to push myself. ‘Some Minds’ is a fully-fledged song, not just a track, which is what I was trying to achieve.
“The last four months have been the longest non-touring period I’ve had since the album came out a few years ago. I love travelling, but Sydney is my home. It was humbling to be able to make something in a building so iconic. Being inside the Sydney Opera House filming overnight with no one in the building was a real privilege—it has such a presence, so much character. The director Clemens really nailed the balance I wanted between the real and synthetic and he has a great eye. It’s our love letter to Sydney.”
Flume is touring worldwide this summer including major festivals, Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Fuji Rock Festival and more. Visit flumemusic.com for details.
May 29 Sydney, Australia FCX: 10 Years Of Future Classic
May 30 Sydney, Australia FCX: 10 Years Of Future Classic
June 6 New York, NY Governor’s Ball Music Festival
June 7 Houston, TX Free Press Summer Fest
June 10 Washington, DC Echostage
June 11 Montreal, QC Metropolis
June 12 Toronto, ON Bestival
June 13 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 16 Miami, FL Grand Central
June 17 Miami, FL Grand Central
June 18 Phoenix, AZ Pressroom
June 20 Denver, CO Westword Music Showcase
June 23 Boston, MA House Of Blues
June 24 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Theatre
June 25 Rothbury, MI Electric Forest Festival
July 3 Amsterdam, Holland Pitch Festival
July 4 Gdynia, Poland Open’er Festival
July 5 Belfort, France Eurockeenes Festival
July 9 Lisbon, Portugal Optiumus Alive Festival
July 10 Pont Du Gard, France , Lives Au Pont
July 11 Paris, France Peacock Festival
July 12 Rome, Italy Rock in Roma
July 16 Dour, Belgium Dour Festival
July 17 Ferropolis, Germany Melt Festival
July 18 London, United Kingdom Lovebox Festival
July 19 Carhaix, France Les Vieilles Charrues
July 24–26 Fuji, Japan Fuji Rock Festival
August 23 Los Angeles, CA FYF Festival