Flume says it was nerve-wracking working along with his idol, Damon Albarn.
Blur and Gorillaz star Damon, 54, is featured on the Australian file producer’s title monitor from his newest studio album, ‘Palaces’, however he very practically did not make it onto the LP in any respect, because the ‘Parklife’ hitmaker wasn’t a fan of the songs Flume confirmed him.
Speaking to NME, the 30-year-old DJ – whose actual identify is Harley Streten – mentioned: “We have been each enjoying the LA competition Life Is Beautiful and linked up afterwards, and went to some bizarre studio in the midst of nowhere within the desert.
“I used to be nervous as a result of I’m an enormous fan.”
Flume was relieved when Damon finally took an interest in ‘Palaces’.
He spilled: “He was like ‘Alright, there’s something in this, this is cool’.”
“After he came round to one of the songs, I did think ‘Thank f*** for that!”
The album also features Caroline Polachek on ‘Sirens’.
Flume’s comeback comes after he revealed he nearly quit music due to severe anxiety, which drove him to self-medicate.
The music star noticed similarities in the way he was dealing with his mental health to those of the late Avicii – whose family said he “couldn’t go on any longer” after years of health worries caused by stress and alcohol abuse.
Flume admitted he would drink booze and get high to make himself feel confident enough to go on stage.
In a candid interview in 2020, he said: “I imply I used a variety of alcohol.
“Like, when performing, I would drink to calm nerves.
“I’d drink to make it bearable, which sounds loopy however actually it is the reality.
“I’m just not a performer and I’ve definitely used alcohol to feel comfortable on stage in front of people.”
Flume has modified his methods and now not drinks earlier than his live shows, however that hasn’t stopped him feeling anxious.
He continued: “Now I don’t drink before shows, because I kind of realised that was a pattern, and it was getting pretty bad.
“The second I enter the competition I’m riddled with anxiousness.
“Even to this day, after I’ve done thousands of shows, I still get anxious.”
On how comparable his behaviour was to the ‘Wake Me Up’ hitmaker – who tragically took his personal life aged 28 in April 2018 – he mentioned: “I think people like Avicii and things, are literally the same as me.
“And he died as a result of he was medicating himself similar to I used to be, with alcohol, medication, no matter. He wasn’t comfortable.”
Flume came close to quitting music until he decided to face his issues head-on by seeing a therapist.
He said: “I used to be at a degree the place I used to be like ‘I do not wanna do that anymore.’
“When I have to use alcohol, like, I’m not having fun with this.
“I believe I wanna stop except I can determine one thing else out.
“I went to a therapist and I was like ‘I hate my job, and it’s f***ed that I can even say that because I have an incredible job that people dream of having.
“I really feel like a foul particular person for saying that, however I really like making music however I hate touring.'”
The ‘Sleepless’ star had doubts about happening remedy for anxiousness however admitted with out it, he would’ve needed to stop touring.
‘Palaces’ is the follow-up to 2016’s Grammy-winning ‘Skin’.