Only weeks since sharing the first single of his upcoming LP Skin, ‘Never Be Like You feat. Kai’, Flume is back with its AA-side.
Premiering on the 28th January as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1, ‘Smoke & Retribution’ is unlike anything we’ve heard from the young producer (full name Harley Streten) before. Featuring guest vocals from LA-based rapper Vince Staples and a beguiling chorus from experimental up-and-comer Kučka, the track is a beat-heavy contrast to ‘Never Be Like You feat. Kai’, and a sure sign of the sonic diversity we can expect from the new album.
‘Never Be Like You feat. Kai’ (which premiered as the ‘Hottest Record in the World’ by Annie Mac at BBC’s Radio 1 last week) has had more than a staggering 7 million streams globally.
The track is the first official single from Flume’s upcoming Future Classic album, Skin, and is a collaborative effort with Canadian vocalist Kai - a rising artist in her own right having written for Jessie J, Rihanna and Janelle Monae as well as featuring on tracks by Diplo, Jack U and Childish Gambino.
Flume will headline Auckland’s Laneway Festival on Monday February 1.