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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


Palaces is set to arrive this May!

Image: Julian Buchan.

Grammy-winning artist Flume has shared the visual for his collaboration with breakout U.S. star Caroline Polachek. The producer is set to take to the stage at Coachella this weekend and next, marking his debut at the renowned festival.

Directed by Daniel Askill, the Dion Lee-styled visual captures the songs ethereal nature, as we follow Polachek levitating towards a shipwrecked figure who appears to be Flume. Taken from his highly-anticipated third studio album, Palaces, Polachek's mesmerising vocals lure you in, keeping you mesmerised as we're taken deeper into the songs compelling soundscape, led by glitching and maximalist sonics.

“This amazing track by Flume and Caroline inspired us to create a film that hovers at the intersection of nature and technology, transcendence and materiality. We were lucky enough to be supported by an incredible team of collaborators including Jonathan Zawada, Dion Lee, Khalid Mohtaseb, Serial Pictures and Glenn Stewart at Collider who designed and built the incredible environment.” Askill shares.

Flume began working Palaces upon his return to Australia due to the COVID-19 pandemic, where he relocated to a coastal town in New South Wales which provided the space to reconnect with his surrounding nature. His new setting and connection with the natural world is embedded within the body of work, is set to "highlight the luxury and magic of the natural world". The producer has also enlisted a bevy of global talent on the album, teaming up with MAY-A, British musician Damon Albarn, Spain’s Virgen Maria, France’s Oklou and fellow Australian Kučka.

Palaces is out May 20. Listen to Sirens below.

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