After previously remixing the Twin Peaks theme, performing at the first New York City edition of Festival of Disruption. and enlisting David Lynch for his Huck magazine takeover, Flying Lotus continues to pay respect to the director by adding him to a stunning list of guest vocals on his upcoming album, Flamagra.
Serving as the album’s teaser, the collaboration with David Lynch called “Fire is Coming!” comes with a video which one of its two directors describes as:
Kids in animal costumes smash up the place, then a spazzy fox in a wheelchair with David Lynch’s head inside its mouth tells them “Fire Is Coming.”
—David Firth (known for his surreal post-apocalyptic ‘Salad Fingers’ cartoon)
Watch the teaser below and share your thoughts in the comments!
Flying Lotus – Fire is Coming (ft. David Lynch)
The yellow phone on the wall started ringing. Tommy jumped and ran across the kitchen and picked up the receiver. “Hello,” he said, a little out of breath. Tommy’s father was downstairs in the basement’s woodshop cutting a piece of clear pine on the table saw. The sound of the saw was screechingly loud and a big bloom of agitated sawdust was forming in the air. Tommy’s mother was outside on the front lawn tending to a small flower garden. She was visibly upset about her flowers’ condition. She was observing a black film on the stems and leaves. Then trying to wipe this black substance away while running hose water on it. But it was too greasy, and the water wasn’t washing it away.
The front door opened and Tommy appeared behind his mother. “Mom, there’s a phone call for you.” Tommy’s mom stood up and turned, the garden hose in her right hand shooting water. “Who is it?” she asked. “I don’t know. It’s a man. He said you would know what it’s about.” Tommy’s mom stood frozen for a moment. And Tommy saw lines of worry racing across her face. Something else scrambled into Tommy’s awareness. He saw that the sky was noticeably darker than usual and he saw a huge, red-orange glow moving on the horizon. Just then, a man appeared running frantically in the street. The man yelling, “Fire is coming! Fire is coming! Fire is coming! Fire is coming! Fire is coming! Fire is coming!”
Flamagra drops on May 24, 2019, and features a mix of hip-hop, funk, soul, jazz, global dance music, tribal poly-rhythms, IDM, and the LA Beat scene. Other guest vocals include Solange, George Clinton, Anderson .Paak, Thundercat, Little Dragon, Tierra Whack, Shabazz Palaces, Denzel Curry, and Tory Y Moi.
Directors: Steven Ellison & David Firth
Production Co: Doomsday
Producer: Jocelyn Webber
Director of Photography: Benjamin Goodman
Production Manager: Samuel Miller
1st Assistant Director: Erik “Eclass” Mateo
2nd Assistant Director: Anthony Hayward
Art Director: Calder Greenwood
Art Assistant: Kelly Fillinger
Puppet Fabricator, Puppeteer: Paul Rice
1st Assistant Camera: Karla Wilson
2nd Assistant Camera: Bryan Cheney
Steadicam Op: Greg Arch
Gaffer: Ryan Morgan
Best Boy Electric: Jordan Holtane & Joseph Schmitz
Key Grip: Ryan Haskins
Best Boy Grip: Danny Vlahos
Wardrobe Stylist: Amanda Gonzalez
Wardrobe Assistant: Jane Kilcullen
Make Up: Erin Blinn
Production Assistants: Alex Cohen, Freddy Menendez, James Martin, Kailyn Bueno
Additional Sound Design & Mix: Dean Hurley
Cast: Kewon Vines, LeeEvan Bruner, Isla Bruner, Josslyn Victoria Ingram, Lily Moo