It appears Flume has been using isolation to work on some new remixes, with the Sydney producer sharing a snippet of a rework of Eiffel 65’s “Blue” on social media earlier today.
Taking to Instagram a few hours ago, Flume posted a brief snippet of his version of “Blue (Da Ba Dee)”, a 1998 chart-topping Eurodance classic by Italian outfit Eiffel 65. Famously reaching #1 in countries all around the world, the track has become famous for its catchy nature, misheard lyrics, and memorable CGI-featuring music video.
“Roses r red my face is blue here is a song I made it for u,” Flume captioned the post, which shows the producer at his home studio as his version of the track plays. As the remix reaches its chorus, the camera pans around to show that Flume himself has gotten into the action, painting his face blue in a manner that would please even the great David Cross.
Unfortunately, there’s no word as yet as to whether fans will get a chance to receive an official release of this remix, or whether it will live in infamy on Flume’s Instagram page.
While the world has been locked down for quite some time now, Flume hasn’t exactly been quiet. Sharing the Toro y Moi-featuring track “The Difference” in early March, he teamed up with his girlfriend Paige Elkington in early April, appearing on her podcast to discuss, amongst other things, how anxiety almost caused him to quit music.
“I got to a point where I was like, I don’t want to do this anymore,” he explained. “I don’t want to have to use alcohol, I’m not having fun, I think I want to quit.”
“I went to a therapist and I was like ‘I hate my job, and it’s fucked that I can even say that because I have an incredible job that people dream of having. I feel like a bad person for saying that, but it’s true; I love making music but I hate touring. I’m not cut out for this.”
Currently, Flume is on track to make an appearance at Splendour in the Grass this October, serving as the sole Australian headliner for the festival.
However, with the festival recently pushing its event back to October due to COVID-19, and comments from Michael Chugg noting that plans for the event to be held in October are “ambitious”, it remains to be seen whether this live set will go ahead as planned.