Just shy of a week ago, Flying Lotus finally previewed his upcoming album, Flamagra, with the release of its first single “Fire Is Coming” and its apocalyptic video, directed in collaboration with David Firth and featuring acclaimed filmmaker David Lynch. Now, Flying Lotus has shared two additional singles, “Spontaneous” and “Takashi,” in a smooth combo package. Deviating from the horror-like elements of the previous single, “Fire Is Coming,” Spontaneous / Takashi sits on jazzy, light-hearted foundations that ultimately make for a seamless listening experience. “Takashi” derives its name from Takashi Kudo, an artist involved in the creative teamLab project that FlyLo visited in 2018.
The first track, “Spontaneous,” features vocals from Little Dragon, who croons, “Don’t you wanna test my love?” against a spacey atmospheric backdrop that transitions beautifully into the next track. Embellished with eclectic string sounds and equipped with a funky bassline, “Takashi” and its preceding track are oddly delightful, exuding day-off vibes at an alien beach.
With three singles revealed and each outstanding in their own stylistic and emotional intent, the rest of Flamagra and its spectrum of production remains a mystery, albeit an optimistic one.
Flamagra is set to release May 24 via Warp Records. FlyLo’s first album in five years, Flamagra will feature artists Anderson .Paak, Solange, Toro y Moi, Denzel Curry, Thundercat and more.
H/T: Consequence of Sound