It’s full speed ahead for Flume. The Australian electronic music master is about to hit the road, and he’s gearing up for Palace, his third studio album. But first, he unveils the music video for “Sirens”, the second version of it.
Directed by Daniel Askill (Sia, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney), the “Sirens” video dives deep into dreamland. Askill keeps the camera focused on singer-turned-mermaid Caroline Polachek, who falls from the sky to check on Flume, who is uneasy on a fantasy island. Once again the producer is outfitted in his motorcycle leathers and helmet, suspended in a space that could be Gollum’s cave if the Extreme makeover the team got involved.
“This incredible piece from Flume and Caroline inspired us to create a film that soars at the intersection of nature and technology, transcendence and materiality,” says Askill. “We were fortunate to be supported by an incredible team of collaborators, including Jonathan Zawada, Dion Lee, Khalid Mohtaseb, Serial Pictures and Collider’s Glenn Stewart, who designed and built this amazing environment.”
“Sirens”, co-written and co-produced by Danny L Harle, is the second single from Palacewhich will be released on May 20 and will feature collaborations with Damon Albarn, Vergen Maria, Oklou and Kučka.
This is the sequel to Flume’s 2019 mixtape Hi it’s Flume, which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album. Flume’s most recent full studio album, 2016 The skinpeaked at No. 1 on the Australian Chart and won Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 2017 Grammys.
Flume (real name Harley Streten) will perform excerpts from Palace for the first time this weekend and the next at Coachella before the Canal world tourwhose US leg begins tonight (April 14) with a rendezvous at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center.
Watch the “Sirens” music video and check out the track listing for Palace below.
List of palace tracks:
1. Tallest Building (feat. Oklou)
2. Say Nothing (feat. MAY-A)
4. ESCAPE (feat. Kučka)—with Quiet Bison5. I can’t say (feat. LAUREL)
6. Get yourself
7. Jasper’s Song
8. Only Fans (feat. Virgen Maria)
9.Hollow (with Emma Louise)
10. Light of Love
11. Mermaids (feat. Caroline Polachek)
13. Palace (with Damon Albarn)