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In a surprise easter-egg (most likely the Cadbury Creme variety), it turns out your fave Kiwi pop kween Lorde has teamed up with your fave Aussie producer Flume for a new tune on her freshly-hatched new album, Melodrama.
ICYMI: Her Lordeship’s much-hyped Pure Heroine follow-up is out now, and a cheeky gander at the LP’s liner notes reveals that Harley Streten (aka ya boi Flume) has a producer credit on track dour, ‘The Louvre.’
As of right now, it’s only available via official outlets like iTunes and Spotify, but the collab is a four-and-a-half minute mid-tempo party anthem, driven by a throbbing guitar line which surges into a surprisingly deconstructed chorus before wistfully drifting off into a one-minute instrumental reverie.
The pair’s first official musical cross-pollination has been a long time coming. They first set hype levels sky-high after professing a mutual desire to write music together all the way back in 2013, before Flume shared a massive remix of Lorde’s mega-single ‘Tennis Court’ the very next year.
We’re pleased that they’ve finally taken their relationship to the next level.
Frank Ocean’s go-to producer Malay also has a credit on ‘The Louvre’, and if you’ve got Spotify, you can take it for a spin below.