Producer duo and live electronic act Flight Facilities announced the release date for their long awaited sophomore album Forever, arriving November 12 on Future Classic and Glassnote Records. Flight Facilities announce the forthcoming album alongside the release of their aptly named title track ‘Forever’ featuring indie-pop sibling duo Broods.
The Forever LP is a masterful display of musical versatility from Flight Facilities. Experts at navigating between genres and combining unlikely pairings, Forever sees them dip into their vast archives and pull out everything from Chicago house to techno, orchestral strings, indie electronica and more. Having worked together for over a decade, they’ve refined their styles and perfected the art of creating genre-defying classics that are drenched in nostalgia. The result takes listeners on unsuspecting journeys through musical history, to places and times they may have never visited but that feel familiar nonetheless. Flight Facilities’ music bridges the gap between the vast spectrum of music enthusiasts, and in turn creates a global community that comes together and finds a connection on the dance floor.
Flight Facilities on the single announce —“Conceived in 2016, it’s no coincidence that this song ended up with its title, because it felt like a lifetime ago that we were haphazardly throwing down vocals in a Los Angeles lounge-room with Broods. In a rushed ‘vocal session’, which we unsubtly arranged as an excuse to preload for a night out, we came to realize that we’d captured more magic than first thought. Instrumentally, we drew on acts like The Chemical Brothers, Mylo and Underworld throughout the 5 year process. We even cautiously navigated the dangerous waters of late 2000’s EDM, while using Georgia’s delicate voice to diffuse the ostentation of the sound. ‘Forever ft. Broods’ feels like the quintessential bridge between our musical origins as Flight Facilities, and our undeniable love of dance music in all its forms.”
The single melds Broods’ signature feathery vocals and synth forward instrumentalism with Flight Facilities’ genre bending production prowess and heavier house beats. The feature is BROODs’ first of the year, following two single releases that marked the first new material from the pair since 2019. ‘Guilty Love’, was released in March alongside fellow Kiwi Ladyhawke, and ‘Piece of My Mind’ at the start of this month, the first single off their own recently announced album ‘Space Island’.
Having racked up over half a billion streams globally since their inception in 2008 at the forefront of Australian clubland, Jimmy and Hugo have made a name for themselves by honing in on musical trends and remodeling them into something timeless. Taking something old and crafting entirely new material out of it is what gives Flight Facilities their edge, as they pocket moments of time and transform them into the next global dance sounds, creating works that will last Forever. The forthcoming LP is an authentic representation of the depth of their musical knowledge. It radiates the same Flight Facilities energy for wanting to build something unique yet comforting, an idea that remains at the core of their brand.
Flight Facilities on the album announce — “7 years ago, during an interview for the release of our first album ‘Down To Earth’, we joked “the next one probably won’t be done ‘til 2020”. And somehow, here we are, staring down the barrel of 2022, holding the product of 5 years work. The best way to describe this album is a combination of where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going. As true as it was from our first release, the foundations and glue for all our work has consistently been ‘collaboration’. That is exemplified by Jono Ma’s integral role in the final, transformational stages of the album process. While our musical journey has always been an intentional exploration of multiple genres, our hearts and roots lie on the dance floor. We applied that same explorative ethos to this record, taking a concerted delve into the previously untouched niches and eras of dance. It’s been a long time coming, and only the same time will tell if it was worth the wait. That deliberation stems from a strive to make the type of music, which lasts as long as our creative process appears to take….’forever’.”
Flight Facilities have already exploded back onto the scene this year, with singles such as ‘Lights Up ft. Channel Tres’, ‘The Ghost’, and ‘Move ft. DRAMA’ gaining recognition from the likes of Billboard Dance, E! News, NME, KCRW, BBC Radio 1, and more. A slew of subsequent remixes from Gerd Janson, Honey Dijon, ABSOLUTE., Myd, Mousse T, Loods, and kryptogram demonstrate the willingness of industry heavyweights to add their mark to the Flight Facilities sound. These artists represent just the tip of the collaboration iceberg; Flight Facilities have a knack for picking vocalists that feel more like friends than features. From Emma Louise to Broods, Kylie Minogue and Reggie Watts, their career has been molded by the vast array of artists they’ve worked with.
As Jimmy and Hugo return to the international stage and accompany fellow Australian live electronic trio RÜFÜS DU SOL on their North American tour this November, the pair have once again seen the demand for their live capabilities. 70,000 tickets for the sold out Los Angeles Banc of California shows taking place on the eve of the Forever LP release is sure to galvanize an already electric crowd and confirm Flight Facilities’ position as perennial electronic tastemakers.
- Lights Up ft. Channel Tres
- What I Want ft. Broods
- Heavy ft. Your Smith
- The Ghost
- Wait and See ft. BRUX
- Forever ft. Broods
- Move ft. DRAMA
- Pain ft. Jordy Felix
- Stay ft. Your Smith
- If Only ft. Emma Louise
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