Tiny Cities
by Flume (featuring Beck)

Album: Skin (2016)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song features American musician Beck. Speaking on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show, Flume explained that he "caught an Uber" to Beck's house, before hanging out and working on ideas. "I brought my laptop over and basically played a bunch of music and did some singing."

    Beck added: "We just plugged a mic into his laptop. I remember I had this Neumann 1950s mic, this beautiful thing, and we just ended up plugging in this Shure mic and I just ran around the house singing a bunch of random things in gibberish."

    "I was prowling around the room and speaking in tongues," he jokingly added.
  • Flume admitted to The Chicago Tribune that he didn't feel he'd dressed right for the occasion.

    "One day I got a call from my manager and he was like, 'Hey, do you want to go to Beck's house today?' I caught an Uber to his house and I knocked on the door, and there he is, it's Beck, welcoming me into his house," he recalled. "It was kind of surreal, to be honest. I was wearing pink board shorts and a backpack and a cap, and I realized I looked like some kind of kid, just walking into this legend's house, but he was really down to earth."

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