Ahead of the release of Palaces on Friday, Flume sat down with Apple Music‘s Zane Lowe to discuss his third studio album.
Talking to Lowe, Flume described how much fun he had making it, saying he was able to write a beautiful, ambient “warped piano moment… and then turn it into a transformer being murdered.”
Despite these seemingly disparate sounds, Flume talks about how he kept the album cohesive by grounding it with the idea of home, which is a strong theme of the album. Palaces, he reveals, takes its name from his move back to his native Australia. He now lives on several acres of land near Byron Bay, which allowed him to reconnect with the natural beauty of the country, and considers it a sanctuary, or a “palace.” This is evident by both the nature sounds (recorded around his property) that are sprinkled throughout the album and the images of psychedelic birds and animals that make up the album’s branding.
To hear what else they talked about, including how it was to work with some of the album’s collaborators (most notably Caroline Polachek and Damon Albarn), you can watch the rest of the interview below. Enjoy!