Flume Releases an Ethereal Music Video for ‘Sirens,’ a Collaboration With Caroline Polachek

Flume’s mesmerizing track, ‘Sirens,’ a collaboration with Caroline Polachek, now has an official music video.

In the video, Polachek descends into an otherworldly cave in search of Flume (aka Harley Streten), who rests motionless on a rock. Below is the video for ‘Sirens,’ directed by Daniel Askill:

Danny L Harle co-produced and co-wrote the song, which was released on 31st March. In a press release at the time, Flume stated: “Caroline and I had known each other for years, but she’d just moved to L.A. and we bumped into each other… We started doing a session, and Danny L Harle showed me a voice note from Caroline with some very early stages of vocals. I loved it and went back in on it during the pandemic.”

Polachek discussed the song’s lyrical content, adding: “I was living by myself in London, and it was the darkest time in the pandemic. I was really going through it, feeling so small, unable to control anything in the world, and the lyric ‘sirens’ was in reference to constant ambulances I was hearing.”

Image Courtesy: NME
Image Courtesy: NME

Flume announced a run of intimate club gigs in the UK and Europe to celebrate the release of ‘Sirens,’ after the announcement of a star-studded North American tour that will include Tkay Maidza, Floating Points, Jon Hopkins, and Tinashe among its support acts.

‘Sirens’ is the second collaborative single from the Australian DJ’s upcoming third album, ‘Palaces,’ which is set to be released on 20th May. He previously collaborated with MAY-A on ‘Say Nothing.’ Oklou, Damon Albarn, LAUREL, Quiet Bison, Kučka, Virgen Maria, and Emma Lousie are among the artists who have collaborated on the album.

Back in February, when he first announced the album, Flume said: “I called it ‘Palaces’ because I felt like when I returned home… It felt like my palace. Felt like I had a lot of clarity, felt much more grounded, living a really simple life. That’s when all the music came together.”

Flume’s ‘Palaces’ UK and Europe tour dates are:


Monday 11 – London, KOKO

Saturday 16 – Paris, L’Olympia

Sunday 17 – Dour, Dour Festival

Tuesday 19 – Berlin, Astra