The return of Flying Lotus is upon us! The last time we got a new album from Flylo was the Grammy-nominated 2014 project You’re Dead! and now his long-awaited follow-up album is within reach. The 27-track album Flamagra is due May 24 via Warp and is stacked with features including Anderson .Paak, Denzel Curry, Toro Y Moi, George Clinton, Little Dragon, Twin Peaks director David Lynch, Tierra Whack, Thundercat, Solange and more. To say I’m excited for this is an understatement as Flylo is one of my personal favorites.
This new album announce comes along with a strange new song + video “Fire Is Coming” which sets the stage for the narrative of the album. This first single is a little strange since it’s not really even a song but more of a album trailer or something featuring legendary Twin Peaks director David Lynch giving a creepy, detailed narration that gives us the first taste of the theme Flylo has decided to go with on this album. The strange video was directed by Stephen Ellison (Flying Lotus) and David Frith, who is the animator behind Salad Fingers. Similar to his past works, it seems like Flamagra will be a full blown concept album.
“I’d been working on stuff for the past five years, but it was always all over the place. I’d always had this thematic idea in mind—a lingering concept about fire, an eternal flame sitting on a hill. Some people love it, some people hate it. Some people would go on dates there and some people would burn love letters in the fire.” – Stephen Ellison aka Flying Lotus
Teaming with Lynch isn’t what we thought would come as the first album single, but it doesn’t fully come out of nowhere. Since his last album, Flying Lotus has fully immersed himself in the film world. He’s scored and produced films like Eddie Alcazar’s Perfect as well as another film called FUCKKKYOUUU in addition to scoring the forthcoming Netflix anime film Yasuke and directing the intense, vulgar film Kuso.
Stay tuned for more singles to come and the full project on May 24. See the full tracklist, artwork “Fire Is Coming” below and enjoy!
Flying Lotus – Fire Is Coming (Ft. David Lynch)
“Heroes In A Half Shell”
“More” f. Anderson .Paak
“Burning Down The House” f. George Clinton
“Spontaneous” f. Little Dragon
“Pilgrim Side Eye”
“Yellow Belly” f. Tierra Whack
“Black Balloons Reprise” f. Denzel Curry
“Fire Is Coming” f. David Lynch
“Inside Your Home”
“Actually Virtual” f. Shabazz Palaces
“Debbie Is Depressed”
“Find Your Own Way Home”
“The Climb” f. Thundercat
“9 Carrots” f. Toro y Moi
“Land Of Honey” f. Solange
“Thank U Malcolm”