Flamagra, the Los Angeles artist's sixth LP, is out on Warp Records in May.
Flamagra, which comes via the LA artist's usual home Warp Records, spans 27 tracks and features a host of collaborators, including Anderson Paak, George Clinton, Little Dragon, Tierra Whack, Denzel Curry, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Toro Y Moi, Solange and David Lynch. Steven Ellison's follow-up to 2014's You're Dead "encompasses hip-hop, funk, soul, jazz, global dance music, tribal polyrhythms, IDM and the LA Beat scene," reads the press release.
"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," Ellison says. "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. Then I went to this party and heard David Lynch saying the words that he wound up saying on the record. And I was like, 'That's it, we're just going to go in that direction.'"
While a half-decade has passed since Flying Lotus's last album, he's kept busy, collaborating with Kendrick Lamar, directing and writing a horror film called Kuso, producing much of Thundercat's RA-recommended Drunk and running his Brainfeeder label, which celebrated its tenth anniversary last fall.
Watch the video for "Fire Is Coming," featuring David Lynch and directed by Flying Lotus and David Firth.
02. Post Requisite
03. Heroes In A Half Shell
04. More feat. Anderson Paak
06. Burning Down The House feat. George Clinton
07. Spontaneous feat. Little Dragon
09. Pilgrim Side Eye
10. All Spies
11. Yellow Belly feat. Tierra Whack
12. Black Balloons Reprise feat. Denzel Curry
13. Fire Is Coming feat. David Lynch
14. Inside Your Home
15. Actually Virtual feat. Shabazz Palaces
17. Remind U
18. Say Something
19. Debbie Is Depressed
20. Find Your Own Way Home
21. The Climb feat. Thundercat
23. 9 Carrots feat. Toro Y Moi
25. Land Of Honey feat. Solange
26. Thank U Malcolm
27. Hot Oct.
Warp Records will release Flamagra on May 24th, 2019.
Photo credit: Renata Raksh