Flume and Caroline Polachek have teamed up to create a hypnotic new single titled “Flume”. ‘Sirens’.
Polachek’s soaring lead vocal introduces ‘Sirens’The ethereal, sirenesque howl of an enchanted creature. Flume’s signature electro-house vibes are textured gradually, creating gentle, yet punctuating overtones for his equally angelic melody.
Listen to ‘Sirens’ below:
Flume spoke out today (March 31) in a press release about his invitation to Polachek to appear on the single “Caroline and I had known each other for years, but she’d just moved to L.A. and we bumped into each other… We started doing a session, and Danny L Harle showed me a voice note from Caroline with some very early stages of vocals. I loved it and went back in on it during the pandemic.”
Polachek discussed the song’s lyrical content, adding: “I was living by myself in London, and it was the darkest time in the pandemic. I was really going through it, feeling so small, unable to control anything in the world, and the lyric ‘sirens’ was in reference to constant ambulances I was hearing.”
To commemorate the release ‘Sirens’, Flume has announced a run of intimate club shows in the UK and Europe, closely following the news of a star-studded North American tour that will feature Tkay Maidza, Floating Points, Jon Hopkins and Tinashe among its supports. Get tickets for his UK/Europe dates Here.
‘Sirens’ is the second collaborative single from the Australian DJ’s forthcoming third album, ‘Palaces’ – due out May 20 – having already released ‘Say Nothing’With MAY-A. The album will also feature collabs with the likes of Oklou, Damon Albarn, LAUREL, Quiet Bison, Kučka, Virgen Maria and Emma Lousie.
Flume stated that the album was first announced in February. “I called it ‘Palaces’ because I felt like when I returned home… It felt like my palace. Felt like I had a lot of clarity, felt much more grounded, living a really simple life. That’s when all the music came together.”
Flume’s ‘Palaces’The following dates are available for Europe and the UK:
Monday 11 – London, KOKO
Saturday 16 – Paris, L’Olympia
Sunday 17 – Dour, Dour Festival
Tuesday 19 – Berlin, Astra