Listen to Flying Lotus’ surreal new single ‘Fire is Coming’, featuring David Lynch

It's taken from new album 'Flamagra'

Flying Lotus has today released a surreal new single, ‘Fire is Coming’, taken from his upcoming new album ‘Flamagra’. The track also features Twin Peaks creator David Lynch.

The album, the first for the LA artist in five years, was described in a press release as “an astral afro-futurist masterpiece of deep soul, cosmic dust, and startling originality.”

It added: “The Warp release encompasses hip-hock, funk, soul, jazz, global dance music, tribal poly-rhythms, IDM [and] the L.A. Beat scene.”


You can listen to the new single here:

Speaking about the new album, Lotus – real name Steven Ellison – said: “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.”

He continued: “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.”

Lotus also revealed an illustrious list of collaborators who will appear on his album, namely Anderson .Paak, George Clinton, Little Dragon, Tierra Whack, Denzel Curry, David Lynch, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Toro y Moi, Solange and more.

Flying Lotus’ new album artwork


The track listing for the new album, which is released on May 24, is as follows:

Flying Lotus Flamagra

1. Heroes
2. Post Requisite
3. Heroes In A Half Shell
4. More feat. Anderson .Paak
5. Capillaries
6. Burning Down The House feat. George Clinton
7. Spontaneous feat. Little Dragon
8. Takashi
9. 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
16. Andromeda
17. Remind U
18. Say Something
19. Debbie Is Depressed
20. Find Your Own Way Home
21. The Climb feat. Thundercat
22. Pygmy
23. 9 Carrots feat. Toro y Moi
24. FF4
25. Land Of Honey feat. Solange
26. Thank U Malcolm
27. Hot Oc

Last month, the musician teased a return with a mysterious message being spotted inked on the pavement at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. The image read, “Fire is coming… Flying Lotus.”

His last album – ‘You’re Dead!’ – was released in 2014. NME labelled it ‘madly inventive’ in a four-star review and said it “takes hip-hop and jazz as starting points, beats them both to death and then brings them back to life in an almost unrecognisable form.”