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Flume, MAY-A Press Shot

'Say Nothing,' an arcane ride through the mind of Flume, featuring MAY-A!

4 Min Read
February 6, 2022
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After nearly six years of waiting since Flume's last album 'Skin', Streten announces 'Palaces', featuring contributions from Damon Albarn, Caroline Polachek, Oklou, Kučka, MAY-A, Vergen Maria, and more!

Teasing the album's title track with the Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn last month, Harley dropped 'Say Nothing' starring MAY-A last Friday.

"This song is about feelings of post relationship clarity. We wrote the song midway through 2020 while the pandemic was still pretty new. I was really excited about the initial idea but it was only once I got back to Australia in early 2021 and linked up in the studio with MAY-A that the song really came to life."
Flume

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The track starts on a heavy bass note accompanying the textural walls of MAY-A's voice! The layered octaves of her verses bolstered by the detuned and grotesque sounding saw beeps that oscillate in and out, transcends the listener to a state of asphyxia! The uneasiness continues till the 30-second mark, where the hearer faces the initial hook of the song for the very first time.

The antidote to the listener's anoxia comes in the form of Harley 'Flume' Streten's fractured snares, giving the track its backbone! Although, unlike the more distinct Flume snares, Streten attacks one with a snare drum, virtually dressed as a kick! The low-air and the heaviness of this snare punches through the listener's soul in the absolute absence of a kick drum! Discovering Harley's newfound weapon, MAY-A introduces the single to its lead hook, where Cummings jabs a stack of harmonies, chanting; 

"Say nothing, say nothing 

No running back, running back 

Say nothing, say nothing 

If you don't wanna say goodbye 

Say nothing, say nothing 

It isn't so bad, you should know that 

Say nothing, say nothing 

No running back, running back"

The majestic pads Streten chose to lay under the chorus only reassures the idea that the protagonist needs to hear nothing, if no goodbyes are exchanged!

The second half of the song essentially circles back to the sonics from the first half, but this time around, adding carefully picked doses of auditory stimulants, from more filtered snares to chordal stacks from Cummings, before the listener gets to hear the hook for the last time!

Streten closes off the record strong with an outro replete with brass stabs, vocal chops sweeping through a spectrum of formants, and twisted delays stuck in a feedback loop where the time-domain keeps shifting, resulting in pitch changes, all adding to the grandiose finale to this masterpiece!

Upholding the mystical motif of the record is the equally perplexing visuals by Michael Hili with the creative direction from Jonathan Zawada.
From Hallucinatory colors & Kaleidoscopic patterns to Organic slime & moist textures, the cinematography forces the experiencer to have a symbiotic relationship with nature!

Watch 'Say Nothing' on YouTube

Listen to 'Say Nothing' on Apple Music

'Palaces' will be out on May 20 via Future Classic and Transgressive.

Pre-Add 'Palaces' to you Apple Music Library

Follow Flume 👇

Website | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify | Apple Music

Follow MAY-A 👇

Website | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify | Apple Music

Review
TABLE OF
CONTENTS
Flume, MAY-A Press Shot

'Say Nothing,' an arcane ride through the mind of Flume, featuring MAY-A!

4 Min Read
February 6, 2022
Copied To Clipboard
Review

After nearly six years of waiting since Flume's last album 'Skin', Streten announces 'Palaces', featuring contributions from Damon Albarn, Caroline Polachek, Oklou, Kučka, MAY-A, Vergen Maria, and more!

Teasing the album's title track with the Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn last month, Harley dropped 'Say Nothing' starring MAY-A last Friday.

"This song is about feelings of post relationship clarity. We wrote the song midway through 2020 while the pandemic was still pretty new. I was really excited about the initial idea but it was only once I got back to Australia in early 2021 and linked up in the studio with MAY-A that the song really came to life."
Flume

Review

The track starts on a heavy bass note accompanying the textural walls of MAY-A's voice! The layered octaves of her verses bolstered by the detuned and grotesque sounding saw beeps that oscillate in and out, transcends the listener to a state of asphyxia! The uneasiness continues till the 30-second mark, where the hearer faces the initial hook of the song for the very first time.

The antidote to the listener's anoxia comes in the form of Harley 'Flume' Streten's fractured snares, giving the track its backbone! Although, unlike the more distinct Flume snares, Streten attacks one with a snare drum, virtually dressed as a kick! The low-air and the heaviness of this snare punches through the listener's soul in the absolute absence of a kick drum! Discovering Harley's newfound weapon, MAY-A introduces the single to its lead hook, where Cummings jabs a stack of harmonies, chanting; 

"Say nothing, say nothing 

No running back, running back 

Say nothing, say nothing 

If you don't wanna say goodbye 

Say nothing, say nothing 

It isn't so bad, you should know that 

Say nothing, say nothing 

No running back, running back"

The majestic pads Streten chose to lay under the chorus only reassures the idea that the protagonist needs to hear nothing, if no goodbyes are exchanged!

The second half of the song essentially circles back to the sonics from the first half, but this time around, adding carefully picked doses of auditory stimulants, from more filtered snares to chordal stacks from Cummings, before the listener gets to hear the hook for the last time!

Streten closes off the record strong with an outro replete with brass stabs, vocal chops sweeping through a spectrum of formants, and twisted delays stuck in a feedback loop where the time-domain keeps shifting, resulting in pitch changes, all adding to the grandiose finale to this masterpiece!

Upholding the mystical motif of the record is the equally perplexing visuals by Michael Hili with the creative direction from Jonathan Zawada.
From Hallucinatory colors & Kaleidoscopic patterns to Organic slime & moist textures, the cinematography forces the experiencer to have a symbiotic relationship with nature!

Watch 'Say Nothing' on YouTube

Listen to 'Say Nothing' on Apple Music

'Palaces' will be out on May 20 via Future Classic and Transgressive.

Pre-Add 'Palaces' to you Apple Music Library

Follow Flume 👇

Website | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify | Apple Music

Follow MAY-A 👇

Website | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify | Apple Music