In an interview with GQ Australia, Flume opened up about the growing pains of his meteoric rise and the intent behind his latest long-form project Hi This Is Flume released earlier this year. 

Flume (real name Harley Streten) is still somewhat new to the public eye. In many respects it's hard to believe his career-making album Skin came out only two years ago. Streten's rise from the success of his debut album took him by surprise. The Australian artist candidly opened up about the success of his foundational project and how it's come to influence his work since. 

Streten states the success of Skin came with the setting of unsustainable precedents. Streten ultimately feared nothing could top his foundational work, and the pressure began to mount. When it came to packaging his most recent longform project, Hi This Is Flume, Streten ultimately found relief in labeling it a mixtape. 

“I didn’t really want to do an album because I feel more pressure with albums, so calling it a mixtape made it feel less important and less serious", Streten told GQ. Incidentally, the mixtape is achieving equally prolific praise, even netting Flume a Grammy nomination for 2020.

For Flume, however, the virtue is in the practice. The "Rushing Back" producer found value in the experience and seems to be brushing off the pressures he once faced of not living up to his previous work. 

Ultimately Streten states he's feeling "more comfortable about making another record," perhaps a sign we'll be hearing more from Flume in the near future.  

FOLLOW FLUME:

Facebook: facebook.com/flumemusic
Instagram: instagram.com/flumemusic
Twitter: twitter.com/flumemusic
SoundCloud: soundcloud.com/flume

Related

A press photo head shot of Flume A.K.A. Harley Edward Streten with blue, turquoise and red lighting.

Flume to Release New Mixtape, Hi This Is Flume

We finally know when Flume will break his release hiatus.

flume-hero-625276994

Flume Explores House in "Hi This Is 4/4" Mini Mix for Annie Mac

Flume took his Annie Mac mini mix in an unexpected direction.

A photo of Australian DJ/producer Flume (real name Harley Edward Streten) in front of a reddish-peach background with a hazy reflection of his face.

Flume is Aiming to Write an Album in Four Months

Flume has some ambitious goals set for 2020.

A photo of Australian DJ/producer Flume (real name Harley Edward Streten) in front of a reddish-peach background with a hazy reflection of his face.

Is Flume Releasing Music Under the Alias 300ZX Z31?

There are several "coincidences" tying Flume to this mysterious new project.

flume-hero-625276994

Flume Is Back To Say Hello With A New Mixtape

Hi This Is Flume is his first release since 2017

A photo of Australian DJ/producer Flume (real name Harley Edward Streten) in front of a reddish-peach background with a hazy reflection of his face.

Flume Confirms Release Date of New Music

We know you can't get enough Flume.

A press photo of Flume (real name Harley Edward Streten) standing in front of a sky blue background.

Flume Joins Marching Band MEUTE for Live Rendition of "Rushing Back"

Flume showed off his skills as an instrumentalist.

A photo of Australian DJ/producer Flume (real name Harley Edward Streten) in front of a reddish-peach background with a hazy reflection of his face.

Flume Slides into Rihanna's DMs During Interview Hoping to Collab

Flume DMed Rihanna during a recent interview hoping to get her to collaborate with him.