Flume released even more new music this past week. On July 31, the Sydney native released his third project of 2019. Quits is a three-song collaboration project with hip-hop artist Reo Cragun. With all of this new music, we can imagine that Flume was stacking material when he took a touring break in 2018.
— Flume (@flumemusic) July 31, 2019
Flume’s recent three projects: Hi This Is Flume (mixtape), the single Let You Know, and the album Quits have all been drastically different. It’s as if Flume couldn’t isolate what he wanted to do next. As a result, he is trying everything he can think of.
Quits shows Flume taking a heavier approach than what his fans might typically know him for. Two of these tracks feature harsh and explicit lyrics. Simultaneously all three carry the authentic Flume energy that we originally fell in love with.
The Fine Details of Flume’s newest EP
Friends was recently released on March 27, 2019. This version is an edit and thus 28 seconds shorter. It cuts out a great deal of the original introduction and dives right into the lyrics.
Quits, the title track from the album introduces us into the world that these two musicians have created. Whereas Levitate highlights Flume’s production, Quits highlights the lyrics from Reo Cragun. Quits is a proper introduction track that clearly explains the hip-hop approach that Flume took in this EP.
Levitate is the standout track for us on this album. It has a smooth introduction where Flume slowly inputs more layers into the song. This approach is very similar to deep house. But the drop in Levitate and deep house have no relationship. This is Flume going for the gold with heavy instrumentation. Reo Cragun’s perfectly timed Levitate lyrics bring the song to top tier status.
Flume has a busy August. He will be debuting his new show at Lollapalooza Friday, August 2nd. After that, he will have two shows at Red Rocks Amphitheater on August 6/7. Later he will be performing at the iconic Outside Lands Music Festival on August 10, in San Francisco. Not to mention he has 7 other shows planned this August.
If you’ve already heard Flume’s new material let us know what you think about all the different styles of music he has been creating! Did the change from “Never Be Like You,” into experimental music surprise you? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter!
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