For the past decade, Flume has been dominating the music world with his hypnotic and abstract compositions that awaken the senses. Born as Harley Edward Streten, the Australian producer has a fresh approach when it comes to building out an immersive soundscape that revolves around the pursuit of creative freedom. Stemming from a desire to do the opposite of what is typically optimized for the algorithm, Flume’s technique involves weaving layers that are bound with introspection and intrigue. As someone who doesn’t actively seek the spotlight for himself, he always makes his collaborators shine.
Following the massive success from his 2012 debut album, Flume’s sophomore album, Skin, earned him a Grammy Award in 2017. In an effort to continue building the momentum, he released the Skin Companion EPs which received positive reception from fans and critics alike. Since then, Flume has embarked on headlining tours in stadiums across the globe and many of his singles have topped the charts while racking up billions of streams on Apple and Spotify. Right before the world shut down from COVID-19, Flume dropped Hi This Is Flume mixtape, which featured his contemporaries SOPHIE, JPEGMAFIA, slowthai, KUCKA, Eprom, and HWLS, and earned him another Grammy nomination.
On his forthcoming album, Palaces, the producer challenges listeners to switch gears and consider Mother Nature’s point of view for a change. Completed during the pandemic after returning to his native Australia, the thought-provoking project reflects this transition as he reconnected with nature and developed an even deeper appreciation for wildlife. As the son of a horticulturist, it was only a matter of time before Flume redirected his path toward this lush territory. As expected, Palaces includes a star-studded lineup of collaborators including Damon Albarn, Caroline Polachek, KUCKA, LAUREL, MAY-A, Oklou, Virgen Maria, and Emma Louise.
Flume’s talent knows no bounds as he further explores the vastness of his own man- made universe through complex arrangements and sentimental bangers. At this stage of growth in his career, he isn’t concerned about getting any bigger—Flume just wants to maintain the energy that he’s manifested.
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