Flume Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Debut Album, and shares new (old) track 'Slugger 1.4 [2014 Export.WAV]'.
It’s been ten years since Flume shared his influential and iconic self-titled debut album Flume: the record that transformed a then 20 year-old bedroom producer from Sydney into a global headliner.
The multi-platinum album has been streamed over one billion times and garnered over 400,000 album equivalent sales in the UK & EU. In Australia, Flume picked up four ARIA Awards for the record (their equivalent BRIT Awards), as well as staying in ARIA Charts (official album chart in Australia) consistently for three years.
To celebrate this milestone, Flume has dropped a new track ‘Slugger 1.4 [2014 Export.WAV]’ – a song that has lived on Harley Streten’s Hard Drive for almost a decade. Long-time fans will immediately recognise the track’s woozy production and hard-hitting beat as distinctly Flume circa 2010s. Flume also celebrated the moment on Sunday with a tiktok boosted livestream in his channel, where he decoded the making of the record and revisited iconic moments of his career since. This was rebroadcast around the world last night, including in the UK.
“Made this one in Paris, always loved this demo but it never quite made it onto an album. I figured now that it's 10 years since my first album was released it would be a good time to share.
Hope you like it x”.
Ten years on, Flume is now a global headliner with a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album to his name and a total of four Grammy Award nominations. After sharing his 2016 sophomore LP Skin, Flume went on to sell over 300,000 tickets globally across a sold-out, 59-date world tour that year. In 2019, Flume’s acclaimed Hi This Is Flume mixtape earned him a second Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy nom and he played lineup-topping sets at festivals worldwide including Reading & Leeds, Lollapalooza, Osheaga, Outside Lands, Japan’s Summersonic, Italy’s C2C and more.
In May 2022, Flume shared his third studio album Palaces (featuring the hit single ‘Say Nothing’ ft. MAY-A) to international praise. Flume spent a majority of 2022 touring internationally, including a coveted main stage night-time slot at Coachella that was the first festival set to be livestreamed in AR (augmented reality).
After a string of global, sold-out headline shows and festivals, Flume will commemorate a phenomenal 2022 by returning home to Australia to wrap up his world tour for a run of arenas and summer outdoor shows. Starting next week, Flume’s live show sees him joined by special guests Toro Y Moi, Channel Tres, and Vera Blue, with appearances from MAY-A.
Stay tuned for brand new music from Flume to drop in 2023.
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