Sleepless In Sydney
by: Joseph Johnson
September 16, 2012
Australia has produced a wealth of music talent. The nation’s artists have brought great musical diversity, with acts ranging from Kylie Minogue and Olivia Newton-John, to INXS, Crowded House and The Avalanches. It’s hard to pinpoint a specific “Australian” sound, but that certainly works in the nation’s favour, as it allows for more creativity and boundary pushing. Now, a young Australian artist is bringing yet more variation to the country’s musical palette.
Flume, a 20-year old producer from Sydney, has a pretty unique sound that effortlessly blends electronic beats with sunny pop elements. As well as a handful of fresh remixes, Flume has also produced some dope cuts of his own, including “Sleepless,” which features Jezzabell Doran. The track provides a heady mix of dreamy synths, chopped and screwed vocals and all sorts of joyful electronic glitches. The rises, falls and constant construction/reconstruction give the track nice depth and texture, without being distracting.
The new video for “Sleepless” was directed by Damon Cameron and is as equally stunning as the song itself. The story is simple and timeless: a man travelling over land and sea in order to reach his distant lover, which provides a great excuse to show off some breathtaking landscapes. All in all, this is a fantastic audio/visual package from an exciting new talent.
Flume’s debut “Sleepless EP” is available now digitally on Future Classics.