Grammy-winning electronic music titan, Flume has released Things Don’t Always Go The Way You Plan, a surprise collection of unheard music from the last decade. The release marks ten years since Flume’s self-titled debut 2012’s Flume launched the now-iconic producer and his signature sound into the stratosphere, with billions of streams worldwide and Platinum sales in multiple countries.
In addition to the surprise music, Flume will headline The Kia Forum in Los Angeles on May 5 to celebrate the milestone anniversary, with support from Chet Faker and Kučka. Artist presale begins Monday, February 13 at 10am PT with general onsale following at 12pm PT—get tickets HERE.
Based on his social media posts, it appears that the music was culled from laptops and hard drives stashed away while he worked on other projects. Fans displayed significant nostalgia around the ten-year anniversary of his debut album with mounting requests to share more music after the release of the early demo, “Slugger 1.4 [2014 Export.WAV],” in late 2022. It appears Things Don’t Always Go The Way You Plan may be the response.
Things Don’t Always Go The Way You Plan features tracks with Injury Reserve, Panda Bear and Isabella Manfredi—with whom Flume previously collaborated on “The Greatest View” and “TRUST.” The collection is an immersive dive into the various eras of Flume with a combination of experimental and vocal material. There’s uplifting cinematic moments, “Close 1.2 [2016 Export Wav],” wonky mixtape era beats, “Nice 2 Know U 1.5.3 [2020 Export Wav],” a return to hip hop, “Counting Sheep (V2) [2018 Export Wav],” and classic song driven material, “Rhinestone 1.7.2 [2018 Export Wav].” It’s all very Flume and consistent with the eclecticism that has earned him his unique lane in electronic music and popular culture.