Before his set yesterday at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, L.A. native Flying Lotus discussed his upcoming album (due out on 10/2) with Rolling Stone, speaking in particular about his collaborations with Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke:
The two have worked together in the past, when Yorke provided vocals for “…And The World Laughs With You,” a track from Flying Lotus’ 2010 LP, Cosmogramma. “I definitely respect what he’s up to,” says Ellison. “But the biggest surprise to me in getting to know him is that he’s a funny guy. He’s the jokey one.”
FlyLo also noted that his vision for the new album differs from that of 2010’s celebrated Cosmogramma:
[Flying Lotus] says he took a more restrained, “grown-up” approach to the new LP. “I feel like I had this maximalist mentality going into the last one, but with this one now I feel like I don’t have a problem holding back on some moments so bigger moments can shine through,” he notes.
Check out the duo’s previous collaboration “…And The World Laughs With You” below and be on the look out for FlyLo’s latest.