Flume is undoubtedly one of the most talented producers of our time. Ever since his the release of his self-titled debut studio album “Flume” in 2012, he has only gotten better.
In 2016, the Australian producer released his sophomore studio LP, “Skin“, which solidified his place as one of the most innovative music makers in the industry. The project brought in a wide range of talent from Kai, Vince Staples, AlunaGeorge, and Vic Mensa, all which complemented Flume’s style beautifully. Rightfully so, this led to “Skin” winning the Grammy for Best Dance/Electronic Album in 2017.
While there are a variety of “Skin”-inspired remixes, one remix stands out from the rest. Recently, we stumbled upon a video of The Chamber Orchestra at Westridge School in Pasadena, California, who created a beautiful rendition of “Tiny Cities“, a track featuring Beck.
As seen in the video below, the song translates well into an intricate string-heavy arrangement, with woodwinds, light percussion, and delicate piano sound to blend it all together. Even without Beck’s beautifully composed lyrics, this orchestrated version of “Tiny Cities” is a justified tribute to one of Flume’s best masterpieces.
We love hearing Flume’s music in this form and hope that we’ll be hearing more sounds like this. As of late, the producer has been teasing fans with tour videos and a campaign alongside Greenpeace to save the great barrier reef, so we can only hope this means new music soon!
Give the original “Tiny Cities” a listen to yourself, and see how great this orchestra did.