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Flying Lotus announces new album on Warp, ‘Flamagra’, shares single: LISTEN

Little Dragon, George Clinton and David Lynch are amongst the collaborators... 

Flying Lotus - 2019 01 - Credit Renata Raksha.jpg
Flying Lotus - 2019 01 - Credit Renata Raksha.jpg

Flying Lotus has announced a new album on Warp Records, 'Flamangra'. 

It's the LA producer's first album in five years and is slated to land in May with a host of high-profile collaborators listed in the credits. Little Dragon, George Clinton, Thundercat and Toro Y Moi are amongst those who make appearances. 

Graffiti-based teasers started promoting new work from Flying Lotus back in March during the SXSW festival, around six months after he confirmed a new album was being mastered

Cult film director and experimental musician David Lynch also features on one of the record's 27 tracks, providing spoken words for 'Fire Is Coming', which boasts a video directed by Flying Lotus and David Firth, the latter perhaps best-known for creating the animation 'Salad Fingers'. 

“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,” a statement from Flying Lotus reads. 

“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.”

Check out the video for 'Fire Is Coming' below.

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