Acclaimed Australian artist/producer Flume debuts a new track, “Never Be Like You” featuring Kai, today—the first single from his highly-anticipated Skin, set for release later this year on Mom + Pop. Listen via SoundCloud here and all other DSPs here.
“Never Be Like You” premieres as Annie Mac’s “hottest record in the world” today on BBC’s Radio 1 and is a collaborative effort with Canadian vocalist Kai—a rising artist in her own right who has written for Jessie J, Rihanna and Janelle Monae as well as featured on tracks by Diplo, Jack Ü and Childish Gambino.
“Kai and I were sending ideas back and forth online, then met up in NYC and went into the studio,” Flume says of making the track. “We laid down some chords and started an idea but weren’t feeling inspired. So we went out into the night for a few hours and when we returned, it all started to come together.”
“The song comes from an extremely personal place,” notes Kai. “It’s about a moment in my own life when everything was going really well and my inner saboteur tried to do what she does best. At the end of the day we are all human and flawed and I felt like I needed to be as real and as candid as possible. I am absolutely in love with this song.”
Already being touted as one of the most anticipated releases of 2016, Flume recently shared a teaser for Skin featuring snippets of many of the album’s tracks. Release details are forthcoming; listen to the teaser here.
Flume will play select dates worldwide this spring and summer, coming Stateside for Coachella in April. Further shows will be announced soon.