Flying Lotus announced his new album Flamagara today, due out May 24th from Warp. In celebration he shared a bizarre new video for “Fire is Coming” featuring David Lynch.
The video, directed by Flying Lotus and David Firth features a group of children in a desolate room, dressed as animals. At the sound of a gong, the group sits and prepares for the arrival of a fox carcass in a wheelchair. The fox opens it’s mouth and David Lynch’s head is inside. He delivers a rambling oration before the children are swallowed by a blinding white light.
Flamagara is the first Flying Lotus album since 2014’s You’re Dead!. It features a host of guest contributors including Solange, George Clinton, Tierra Whack, Anderson .Paak, Thundercat, Little Dragon, Shabazz Palaces, Toro Y Moi, and Denzel Curry. It also includes two songs in dedication to Mac Miller.
Flying Lotus had this to say about the new album:
This album has been a refuge for pain and trying to make the most out of that pain. Music can heal and in the wake of that tragedy it reminded me what I’m here to do. As we get older, we start to figure out what our purpose is and embrace it and I want to do good things with my work. I want it to be able to help people through tough times and inspire them to be creative.
Preorder the limited pop-up, clear vinyl edition of Flamagara here.
Flying Lotus plays Lightning In a Bottle on May 8th in Bakersfield. You can get tickets here.
Watch the video for “Fire is Coming” below: