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Flying Lotus has shared new tracks from Flamagra, his upcoming studio album on Warp Records featuring a dream cast of collaborators, including David Lynch. 

The two-track offering “Spontaneous/Takashi” is the first step into the Flamagra universe. 

“Spontaneous” is a flirtatious ballad with Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon singing atop a funky template. It blends perfectly with “Takashi,” a piano-driven instrumental that swirls itself into a soulful cosmic jam. The track is named after Takashi Yudo, an artist from the creative project teamLab. FlyLo’s visit to this visual experience in 2018 re-inspired his creative spirit. 

It’s been nearly five years since the last Flying Lotus album, the Grammy-nominated You’re Dead! Flamagra features (in order of appearance) Anderson .Paak, George Clinton, Tierra Whack, Denzel Curry, Shabazz Palaces, Thundercat, Toro y Moi, Solange, and more. It’s described as an “astral afro-futurist masterpiece of deep soul, cosmic dust, and startling originality.” 

More information on the album, including tracklisitng, is available here, with album pre-order here. Meanwhile, you can stream “”Spontaneous” and “Takashi” here