SINGLE REVIEW: Flume feat. London Grammar – Let You Know

With a year of massive festival dates including Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Summer Sonic and his Australian return for Listen Out, 2019 is shaping up to be a massive year for Flume. The Australian producer has made himself one of the worlds biggest names in electronic music and he’s planning on keeping that title. Following the surprise release of his average ‘Hi This Is Flume’ mixtape and his bold radio single ‘Friends’, he is wanting to keep the momentum rolling. ‘Let You Know’ is a soulful influenced dance track which hears him teaming up with the usually subdued London Grammar. The British three piece aren’t really well known for their upbeat songs, with their only upbeat track actually coming from a remix of their mega hit ‘Strong’. There was a lot of potential for this to be a very memorable moment for London Grammar and a vulnerable and diverse moment for Flume. But sadly neither of these acts took that jump. This track instead plays it really safe and fails to create a magic moment. With a slick and experimental production, I was waiting for the song to have a big unexpected moment. Instead it just continued that similar vibe the whole way through. Hannah Reid’s vocals are beautiful as usual but we are used to that. I was waiting for an emotional release of vulnerability or an experimental undertone to showcase her vocals in another way but instead they kept them pristine as normal. It’s just a bit safe and boring. I wanted something more. We deserved something more from this unique collaboration.  

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