Surprise! You’re no longer dead! Nor you, nor you, nor even me! And you already know why: Flying Lotus has resurrected us all so that we can serve as an audience for his first new album in five years like some kind of maniacal, musical Frankenstein! The new LP is called Flamagra, and it’s out May 24 through Warp.
What’s a new Flying Lotus album without a guestlist, you ask annoyingly? Well, Flamagra is set to feature perennial FlyLo collaborators like George Clinton and Thundercat alongside new faces like Solange, Little Dragon, Tierra Whack, and Shabazz Palaces. FlyLo explains the concept behind the album thusly:
I’d been working on stuff for the past five years, but it was always all over the place. I’d always had this thematic idea in mind — a lingering concept about fire, an eternal flame sitting on a hill. Some people love it, some people hate it. Some people would go on dates there and some people would burn love letters in the fire.
Man, that description sure reminds me of someone else — another L.A.-based, TMT-approved artist who loves fire and duality and shit…Oh well, I’m sure it’ll come to me eventually.
In the meantime, Flying Lotus shared a new video featuring David Lynch for the album track “Fire Is Coming!” That’s right: in the Mount Olympus of arts and entertainment that is the Los Angeles metropolitan area, a team-up between the god of beat music/ferryman of the dead and the god of dreams and Kyle MacLachlan performances is surprisingly possible! Watch it below, and revel in all it’s Kuso-adjacent-ness.
So, can you pre-order the album? Yes, right here! Can you view a tracklisting? Yes, down below! Can you believe I once played Overwatch with Flying Lotus? Yes! (He played Zenyatta and he was decidedly okay!)
Flamagra tracklisting (buckle in):
02. Post Requisite
03. Heroes In A Half Shell
04. More ft. Anderson .Paak
06. Burning Down The House ft. George Clinton
07. Spontaneous ft. Little Dragon
09. Pilgrim Side Eye
10. All Spies
11. Yellow Belly ft. Tierra Whack
12. Black Balloons Reprise ft. Denzel Curry
13. Fire Is Coming ft. David Lynch
14. Inside Your Home
15. Actually Virtual ft. Shabazz Palaces
17. Remind U
18. Say Something
19. Debbie Is Depressed
20. Find Your Own Way Home
21. The Climb ft. Thundercat
23. 9 Carrots ft. Toro y Moi
25. Land Of Honey ft. Solange
26. Thank U Malcolm
27. Hot Oct.
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