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Flume

A call to nature

Why I wrote this song

After returning to Australia following the end of my world tour, I moved to a coastal town in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales, where I found inspiration from the flora and fauna surrounding me.

I made field recordings of birds which are used throughout this song and my album. I wanted to highlight how many birds are threatened with extinction and loss of habitat. But the biggest call to action are the birds who are singing: “No wasting time, if you love me you’ll answer”.

About me as an artist

For the past decade, Flume has been dominating the music world with his hypnotic and abstract compositions that awaken the senses.

The Australian producer has a fresh approach when it comes to building out an immersive soundscape that revolves around the pursuit of creative freedom. Stemming from a desire to do the opposite of what is typically optimized for the algorithm, Flume’s technique involves weaving layers that are bound with introspection and intrigue. As someone who doesn’t actively seek the spotlight for himself, he always makes his collaborators shine.

Following the massive success from his 2012 debut album, Flume’s sophomore album, Skin, earned him a Grammy Award in 2017. Flume has headlined in stadiums across the globe and many of his singles have topped the charts while racking up billions of streams on Apple and Spotify.

About the music video

Across the album, there are a lot of recordings from Byron Bay of the birds and the creek, where it rains, and there’s a lot of foliage. Byron Bay is a subtropical area and the video spotlights some of the amazing migrating birds that pass through there. I wanted to try and show that and take the listener to where I was when the album came together.

Jonathan [Zawada] does the art for the project and he’s kind of come up with a lot of the worlds that we feature on the album. We were just always fascinated by the birdlife.

The environmental organisations I admire or support

Greenpeace, RSPCA

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