You may have heard whispers these past weeks, that young Sydney producer extraordinaire Flume has been holding out to drop some ‘big news’ on his the world. Well, the whispers can now be screamed as the 23-year-old does what he does best, and drops new beat ‘Some Minds‘ with accompanying music clip.
The track features Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow, and is an unexpected restraint from the usual warped poundings that Harley Streten typically issues his fans, but the change is welcome and fresh, taking a turn for toned-down mellow beats that only expand Flume’s stylistic production catalogue. In fact, the signature Flume-drop doesn’t kick in until literally the last minute of the song, and up until this point the sound can easily be disregarded as his at all.
The accompanying official music video is directed by Clemens Habicht who’s responsible for those airy, warped visions that feature on tracks such as Tame Impala’s ‘Expectations’ and Bloc Party’s ‘Truth,’ and was shot in conjunction with The Sydney Opera House and Australian Ballet dancer/choreographer Callum Linnane on an Autumn’s night at the iconic site itself.
Sweeping aerial views of the Opera House’s arches and awe inspiring shots of the building’s massive interior pepper throughout dimly-lit long exposure shots of Streten himself, levitating through backstage hallways and tunnels. The flow that these initial hots hold, create a fluidity that sits well with the softened sound, until the inevitable time when the bass drops, and so does Flume’s floating body, finally landing his feet at the main stage of the auditorium.
It is at this point that the unfortunate special effects kick in and Streten’s body is warped and manipulated as his dancing double performs what I’m sure in the flesh would be an incredible performance, but is sadly lost in the over-digitised stretching and blending of his limbs and lines.
Luckily for us, we have the chance to potentially see Flume whip out some Linnane inspired dance moves of his own, as he premiere’s ‘Some Minds’ in his first live show in six months, at two sold out Opera House gigs at Vivid Festival this weekend as part of the FCX: 10 Years of Future Classic celebrations.
Flume – FCX: 10 years of Future Classic Shows
Friday 29 May @ Sydney Opera House
Saturday 30 May @ Sydney Opera House