“Fluir’s Higher Ground is a feel good track with cracking vocals and contagious beat.”
Music Injection Aus
Empowered songwriter and producer Fluir has today announced her stellar new single Higher Ground, a hook-laden, uplifting track that encourages listeners to break away from the dull routines that can sometimes take over our lives, out May 17. The upcoming electronic artist worked with the renowned producer Sam Littlemore (Pnau, Tonite Only) on the exciting new track.
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Jen asked Fluir her Top Five New Tracks. Here are her answers.
Oklou – Friendless
Oklou is a French vocalist, producer and composer. I only came across ‘Friendless’ this week on Spotify and it instantly blew me away! The production is hauntingly beautiful overlain by smooth interchanging vocals. In a world of instant gratification, it’s a nice change to hear the song gradually build, fully exploring each dynamic. I’ve had this song on repeat all week and would highly recommend giving Oklou a listen!
Antony and Cleopatra – Why Don’t Just Call Me
I think everyone can relate to ‘why don’t you just call me’. I have a special place in my heart for dance music and this song delivers on just that. It has a classic feel about it and makes you want to dance! This song is definitely worth a spin at your next house party.
MO – Blur
I saw MØ play at the Metro Theatre in Sydney this week and she did not disappoint! I’m a huge fan of her incredible vocals and acapella-like delivery. I love the acoustic guitar throughout the song, however it’s the chorus that really hits home for me with MØ’s lead vocals heavily backed using a vocoder.
Middle Kids – Real Thing
This song leaves me feeling nostalgic. Hannah’s vocal delivery sits perfectly in the mix and the chorus has a swing to it that you can help but get drawn into. This is my go-to road trip song at the moment. It’s perfect for singing along to in the car.
Sofi Tukker – Best Friend
I first heard ‘Best Friend’ when I was out shopping and Shazamed it instantly. I love the offbeat percussive drums, driving bass and undeniably catchy vocals. I heard Sophie broke her leg on stage whilst performing at GTM so they had to cancel their remaining Australian shows. Was a trooper!
More info on Fluir
Higher Ground is one of those songs that manages to combine a number of different genres – dance, pop, electronic – in a sophisticated, not to mention inherently catchy, way. Evocative of the work of artists such as RÜFÜS DU SOL, Kilter and Alice Ivy, Higher Ground drives forward with propelling percussion, intricate production and gentle, assured vocals from Fluir. Reflecting on the inspiration behind the track, Fluir says, “In the past I’ve spent unnecessary energy worrying about what to say and how to say it lyrically. For this song, I wanted to be free from that and allow the music to be at the forefront. This track is about the freedom and excitement of getting lost in music and chasing the night with friends, wherever that may lead.”
Produced alongside Sam Littlemore of Pnau, Higher Ground is for lovers of the dancefloor. Fluir offers a little insight into her experience working with Sam, as she describes, “I wrote Higher Ground with Sam Littlemore while recording and producing my previous two singles Change and Feeling For You, both released last year. I spent a couple weeks at Sam’s home studio in Sydney where we worked together on all three tracks simultaneously. I performed Higher Ground live while recently supporting Nyxen on her Australian tour and the crowd seemed to connect with it, so I’m really excited about this release.”
Fluir is not only a killer musician, but also an Enviornmental Consultant. After reducing her work hours and relocating to Sydney to pursue music as a full-time career, Fluir has really hit her stride; sold out shows, triple j airplay and several festival appearances suggest big things to come. Sharing a little insight into what inspires her as an artist, Fluir enthuses, “I’m constantly inspired by fellow DIY musicians and artists. Being a self-managed independent artist, being able to connect and collaborate with like-minded creatives always inspires me.”
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