Flume previews menacing new track to reveal ‘Skin Companion EP II’
In late November, Flume released a four-track companion EP to his sophomore album, Skin. Now, Harley Streten has abruptly announced that he is releasing a second Skin followup EP, due out next Friday, February 17. Flume revealed the forthcoming EP in an awe-inspiring manner, by previewing what is easily his most ominous song to date.
The 30-second preview shows an apparent collaboration between Flume and Pusha T which starkly deviates from Flume’s normal calmative fare. While the Australian producer is no stranger to working with rappers, his previous efforts with Vince Staples, Vic Mensa, and T. Shirt have all been retained an essence of his classic melodic style.
For this track, however, Streten adopts the character of more heavy-handed bass producers like EPROM, which melds into something very outside of the typical Flume brand in conjunction with its confrontational lyrics. The preview video, too, appropriately inverts the floral aesthetic that’s pervaded all of Streten’s Skin-related artwork, apoplectically focusing on the thorny, gnarled stem of the central flower.
Preview the track in the above video.