The producer has teamed up with MAY-A on Say Nothing
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Grammy-winning artist Flume is back! The producer has announced the release of his highly-anticipated third studio album, Palaces, set to arrive this May. Flume has treated us to the first taste of the record, sharing his collaboration with fellow Australian artist MAY-A. Say Nothing.
Driven by thumping bass and glitchy production, there's primal undertones subtly woven within a bewitching electronic soundscape, that sparks momentary natural and organic imagery. Conceptually, the track explores the newfound sense of clarity one can find after the end of a relationship, vividly brought to life by MAY-A's commanding vocals and relatable lyricism.
"This song is about feelings of post relationship clarity. We wrote the song midway through 2020 while the pandemic was still pretty new. I was really excited about the initial idea but it was only once I got back to Australia in early 2021 and linked up in the studio with MAY-A that the song really came to life.” Flume shares of the track.
“Working with Flume on Say Nothing has been a really incredible experience,” MAY-A adds. “I'm such a big fan of Harley’s so it’s unbelievable to be in a position to create music with someone I look up to and can learn so much from. His creative process is a really inspiring thing to be a part of. I’m so excited for everyone to hear the song!”
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 breakout U.S. artist Caroline Polachek, British musician Damon Albarn, Spain’s Virgen Maria, France’s Oklou and fellow Australian Kučka.
Palaces is out May 20. Watch the visual for Say Nothing below.