Flume is back with the second single from his forthcoming Palaces LP. ‘Sirens’ is a vocal heavy record with screeching sounds heard throughout. It’s clear this one is not going to be for everyone. Co-written and co-produced alongside Danny L Harle, ‘Sirens’ is another exciting taste of what is to come.
“Caroline and I had known each other for years, but she’d just moved to L.A. and we bumped into each other living down the street,” Flume says. “We started playing weekly games of Magic The Gathering with A.G. Cook and a few friends. We started doing a session, and Danny L Harle showed me a voice note from Caroline with some very early stages of vocals. I loved it and went back in on it during the pandemic.”
Speaking on the origins of the song’s lyrical contents, Polachek adds, “I was living by myself in London, and it was the darkest time in the pandemic. I was really going through it, feeling so small, unable to control anything in the world, and the lyric ‘sirens’ was in reference to constant ambulances I was hearing.”
Given the album release date of May 20th, this may not be the last single we get from the album. Either way, fans are sure to be counting down the days until they can experience the project in full.
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