When Flume leaped into spring with his first single release in two years, fans were elated with his entirely new and authentic direction. The track, “No Friends,” featured rising bass artist Reo Cragun, would lay the foundation for a three track EP, Quits, out today.
The EP’s second track, “Levitate,” was premiered by Zane Lowe on Apple Music’s Beats 1, during which time the two artists dished about the song, the extended play, and forthcoming tour dates.
“Reo’s is going to be on pretty much all the dates,” said Flume. “Honestly, I was really enjoying the time off, but now I’m really excited to get back out because we’ve just been doing rehearsals, and we’ve got this whole new show thing… I guess I’m just trying to do something different. I’m trying to maybe not just be in the same place all the time, as a little dot on stage. Maybe I’ll move around. Get out the cool keytar guitar. Get out the old keytar and get them moving. Yeah, man. Maybe I’m whipping out the saxophone. I don’t know.”
The Quits EP is a continuation of the hip-hop fused experimental bass stylings on “No Friends.” Flume’s off-kilter sound design meshes to perfection with Cragun’s R&B influenced verses. The entire EP offers another cohesive, albeit short, example of Flume’s chameleon-like abilities in the studio, with three tracks that effortlessly camulfalge into another artists’ sound. The only thing fans are left bereft of is a need for more.