Flying Lotus has announced his new album. It’s called Flamagra and it’s out May 24 via Warp. The first offering from the album is a spoken track called “Fire Is Coming” and it features David Lynch, his face distorting as he tells a story to a group of wolf-children.
“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,” Flying Lotus said in a statement. “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. Then I went to this party and heard David Lynch saying the words that he wound up saying on the record. And I was like, ‘that’s it, we’re just going to go in that direction.”
Flamagra has a stacked list of guest contributors. In addition to Lynch, Solange, George Clinton, Tierra Whack, Anderson .Paak, Thundercat, Little Dragon, Shabazz Palaces, Toro Y Moi, Denzel Curry, and more appear on the new record