Australian wunderkind Flume has been releasing gorgeous remixes recently, but it’s been a while since he’s floated new music our way. That ends today with “Some Minds,” Flume’s new collaboration with Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt.
With Wyatt providing his signature octave-hopping vocals, the song offers a look at a more restrained Flume—a steady, muffled drum loop skitters atop Mount Kimbie-esque synths to create a wholly cozy experience.
It stays that way until Flume finally opens the floodgates with a drop three-quarters of the way through, throwing the blinds open to a dazzling array of sounds more familiar to the ears of the Flume faithful. The artist and Wyatt developed the track together in New York, a departure for Flume, as he explained to Pitchfork:
On the first album I had only worked remotely with singers sending files back and forth over the internet. I still enjoy working remotely but have also done a bunch of sessions with people in person. Sometimes its quite odd, even uncomfortable as you have never met… writing music is a very personal process for me. The session for “Some Minds” with Andrew was one of the most natural I’ve done. “Some Minds” is a song, not a track, which is what I was trying to achieve with this one.
Just as exciting as the sounds of “Some Minds,” however, is the accompanying video, directed by Clemens Habicht. Flume took over the iconic Sydney Opera House for the occasion, and quite literally floats through its cavernous hallways and stages. And when that drop does come, he uncorks some otherworldly dance moves that are better seen than read. Stream “Some Minds” above.