What better way to ring in the new year than Flume surprising fans with a medley preview of his upcoming album, Skin? It’s been some time since the Aussie electronic producer had released his received full length debut album in 2012 and “Some Minds” in May 2015. The wait has been long and Flume’s fans are anticipating what’s next. While Skin is in the works, there is no official release date announced, but according to his Twitter page, but “almost finished”.
Accompanied by beautiful artwork, the sampler is shared via Soundcloud to stream or download, so listeners are able to get a taste of the new album. The four-minute preview does not disappoint as we are introduced to the album with mysterious vocals and Flume’s signature future bass sound. The medley is eclectic and raw, boasting Flume’s technical flexibility. With trap influences, a 90’s R&B flair and a hodge podge of seemingly random noises, Flume gives birth to something beautiful.
The preview is carefully thought through, with each sound having a specific intent and meaning and showing Flume’s complexity in style. In this dimensional preview, Flume manages to marry industrial sound, tribal beats and sultry vocal snippets and proves that his new music is worth waiting for.