Last week, Flume released the Skin Companion EP, a handful of unreleased tracks from his most recent album released this past summer. Unlike the Aussie producer’s self-titled debut album, which was highly experimental, complex, and introverted in composition, Skin was chock full of tracks more suitable for the dance floor or headlining large festivals, considering their upbeat, pulsating natures as well as the cast of artists in which it included. “Heater,” one of the previously unreleased tracks, seems to find a spot in both Flume’s past and present – his signature inclusion of bright, cooing vocals and thick, thick waves of synth sound as if they were from his very beginnings, and the way in which the track bursts out of its murky, digital introduction points to the more extroverted, unapologetic personality expressed in Skin. It starts off on a high, and, in true Flume fashion, never gives you a chance to lose that sense of wonder.
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