Beck says Flume collaboration came from him running around his house ‘speaking in tongues’

'Tiny Cities' was premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show today (May 25)

Flume has spoken about how his new collaboration with Beck came about.

The track ‘Tiny Cities’ was premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show today (May 25) and features on the Australian producer’s new album ‘Skin’, which is released on Friday (May 27).

Speaking to Lowe, Flume revealed he “caught an Uber” to Beck’s house, before hanging out and working on ideas. “I brought my laptop over and basically played a bunch of music and did some singing,” he said.


“We just plugged a mic into his laptop,” Beck added. “I remember I had this Neumann 1950s mic, this beautiful thing, and we just ended up plugging in this Shure mic and I just ran around the house singing a bunch of random things in gibberish.”

“I was prowling around the room and speaking in tongues,” he joked.

Listen to the interview and track below, via Pitchfork.

Flume said he “would love to” perform the track live with Beck, while the latter said he was “going to start practicing”.

Recently, Flume announced a world tour, including two huge UK dates. His London gig is at Alexandra Palace on November 17 with an appearance at Manchester’s Warehouse Project scheduled the following day.