Flume unearthed gems he produced over the past decade that collected dust in his broken computer and released the first batch for his latest mixtape!
Australia has been home to many artists in the electronic music scene who have left fans of their respective genres captivated to their core, but few have catapulted themselves to greatness quite as Flume did. It was back in 2011 that he first received radio play on Triple J and signed to Future Classic, and after dropping Flume, Skin, Hi This Is Flume, and Palaces for the masses to consume he’s only further pushed the boundaries of his sound with each passing year.
In 2022 something special happened after Flume found an old laptop and repaired it – leading to the discovery of music he created from 2012 to 2020, all of which had been lost. The past few months have seen the beloved Aussie tease these tracks on platforms like TikTok, including the release of “Slugger 1.4 [2014 Export Wav],” and now he’s released them for the world to hear on his latest mixtape, Things Don’t Always Go The Way You Plan.
It’s been ten years since my first record came out, since then I’ve written a lot of music and not all of it has seen the light of day. After seeing the reaction to Slugger 1.4 and how much love it got, I figured it would be fun to release more of these forgotten ideas I from my old laptops. The whole process has been quite cathartic.Flume
Things Don’t Always Go The Way You Plan is out now across all platforms and offers the first batch of tracks Flume rediscovered, ten in total. These showcase a range of different styles that he explored during that time from experimental to hip-hop, with some cinematic soundscapes layered in for good measure. Exciting collaborations on the release include Injury Reserve on “Counting Sheep (V2),” Panda Bear on “One Step Closer 1.4,” and Isabella Manfredi on “Rhinestone 1.7.2.” Other gems include “Dream 1.2.2” and “Close 1.2,” which both stem from projects created in 2016, while “Why 1.3” is dripping with those classic Flume vibes that will take you back to the 2012 era of his sound.
Paired with the release of this mixtape is news of Flume’s return to the stage in Los Angeles this spring. On Friday, May 5, he will head to the Kia Forum to play a special 10 Years Of Flume show with featured guests including Chet Faker, Kučka, and more. Tickets for this unique show will be available via the artist presale on Monday, February 13 at 10am PT, with the general sale beginning at 12pm PT that same day. Sign up for access via his official website.
Listen to Things Don’t Always Go The Way You Plan on Spotify or your preferred platform, and make sure to follow Flume on social media to stay in the know on future releases and more.
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Flume – Things Don’t Always Go The Way You Plan – Tracklist:
- Counting Sheep (V2) [2018 Export Wav] (feat. Injury Reserve)
- Nice 2 Know U 1.5.3 [2020 Export Wav]
- Why 1.3 [2012 Export Wav]
- Rhinestone 1.7.2 [2018 Export Wav] (feat. Isabella Manfredi)
- Dream 1.2.2 [2020 Export Wav]
- beat 58 1.1 [2020 Export Wav]
- Close 1.2 [2016 Export Wav]
- One Step Closer 1.4 [2021 Export Wav] (feat. Panda Bear)
- SPOKE 2 ALIENS FINALLY 1.3 [2020 Export Wav]
- Things Don’t Always Go The Way You Plan 1.2 [2020 Export Wav]
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