It’s been four years since ultimate crossover artist Flume sent the Internet aflame with praise for his self-titled debut, one of the catchiest downtempo beat albums anyone had heard in, well, ever. Mastermind Harley Streton has yet to disappoint since then, and this week was no exception: He played a near-perfect new track for BBC Radio 1’s “Live Lounge.” Let the hype cycle begin again.
The single, a soaring space jam featuring KUČKA, is so fresh off Streton’s turntable that it doesn’t yet have a title – Radio1’s MC Annie Mac tried to come up with a few in a cringe-y moment that Flume & Co. humored with grace. Flume and KUČKA debuted the song after wrapping up a flawless live rendition of “Never Be Like You,” then launched into an equally stunning cover of Alessia Cara’s “Here,” each with featured singer Kai.
Flume, please never stop doing what you're doing. The Skin LP is due later this year.