Close to two months after he first teased its existence via Instagram, Australian producer Flume has released an official version of his remix of Eiffel 65’s 1998 hit, “Blue”.
Taking to social media in early May, Flume (aka, Harley Streten) shared a video of himself in his home studio, having utilised his time in lockdown to create a remix of the 1998 single, which managed to top the charts in countries all over the globe.
“Roses r red my face is blue here is a song I made it for u,” Flume captioned his original post, which showed the producer wearing blue facepaint, and leading to questions as to whether he was actually crafting a full-length remix of the track, or if he had simply utilised its viral nature for the purposes of comedy.
Now, Flume has shared his official reworking of the track. While the remix closely follows the original song for most of the first minute, it quickly diverges into classic Flume territory, with wobbly beats, glitchy hooks, and distorted vocals in abundance.
Flume’s remix of the classic song follows on from the release of “The Difference” earlier this year, which saw the producer teaming up with Toro y Moi for his first single of 2020. This in turn followed the release of his 2019 singles “Friends”, “Let You Know”, and “Rushing Back”, which arrived after his mixtape, Hi, This Is Flume.
This month was also set to see Flume serving as the sole Australian headliner for the 20th edition of Splendour in The Grass. While the event was initially pushed back to October due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers revealed last month that the festival would instead be taking place in July of 2021 instead.
At this stage, no lineup details have been released, so it remains to be seen whether or not Flume will still appear the event next year.