Tell us about your new single ‘Higher Ground’ out today, 17th May.
I wrote Higher Ground with Sam Littlemore while recording and producing my previous two singles Change and Feeling For You, both released last year. I spent a couple weeks at Sam’s home studio in Sydney where we worked together on all three tracks simultaneously.
I’ve always wanted to write a dance record. In the past I’ve spent unnecessary energy worrying about what to say and how to say it lyrically. For this song, I wanted to be free from that and allow the music to be at the forefront.This song is about the freedom and excitement of getting lost in the music and chasing the night with friends, wherever that may lead.
What’s your favourite work at this point in time? (your own or your group’s work)
My favourite work currently is ‘Higher Ground’. I’m probably being a little biased given it’s my latest single, however it’s my most upbeat song and I love playing it live. I recently performed it while supporting Nyxen on her Australian tour in January and the crowd seemed to connect with it, so I’m really excited about this release.
How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
Dark chocolate ice cream. My music can be dark and rich but at the same time upbeat and fun, keeping you cool in the summer.
Tell us a quick, on the road or studio, anecdote.
A couple years back, I was at Meredith Music Festival and I had a friend on my shoulders so she could see Late Nite Tuff Guy. I’m not sure exactly how it happened but I rolled by ankle. With the extra weight on my shoulders, I broke my ankle (fibula). There were still two days remaining at the festival and I didn’t want to miss any of the acts so I got my friends to carry me around everywhere. When I was back at camp I kept my foot in the esky to help numb the pain.
What, or who, inspires you?
I’m constantly inspired by fellow DIY musicians and artists. Being a self-managed independent artist, being able to connect and collaborate with like-minded creatives always inspires me.
Which song do you wish you wrote?
Moloko – Sing It Back.
What’s next for you?
Following the release of ‘Higher Ground’, I’ll be playing a free gig on 26 May at the North Gong Hotel in Wollongong, NSW. In the meantime, you’ll find me working hard finishing a bunch of tracks that I will be releasing throughout 2019 and hoping to play a bunch of more shows.
What’s your scene?
I love live music. You will find me at any dance/electronic music festival or at a local gig dancing my heart out.
SONGWRITER AND PRODUCER FLUIR ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE HIGHER GROUND
Empowered songwriter and producer Fluir has today announced her stellar new single Higher Ground, a hook-laden, uplifting track that encourages listeners to break away from the dull routines that can sometimes take over our lives, out May 17. The upcoming electronic artist worked with the renowned producer Sam Littlemore (Pnau, Tonite Only) on the exciting new track.
Higher Ground is one of those songs that manages to combine a number of different genres – dance, pop, electronic – in a sophisticated, not to mention inherently catchy, way. Evocative of the work of artists such as RÜFÜS DU SOL, Kilter and Alice Ivy, Higher Ground drives forward with propelling percussion, intricate production and gentle, assured vocals from Fluir. Reflecting on the inspiration behind the track, Fluir says, “In the past I’ve spent unnecessaryenergy worrying about what to say and how to say it lyrically. For this song, I wanted to be free from that and allow the music to be at the forefront. This track is about the freedom and excitement of getting lost in music and chasing the night with friends, whereverthat may lead.”
Produced alongside Sam Littlemore of Pnau, Higher Ground is for lovers of the dancefloor. Fluir offers a little insight into her experience working with Sam, as she describes, “I wrote Higher Ground with Sam Littlemore while recording and producing my previous two singles Change and Feeling For You, both released last year. I spent a couple weeks at Sam’s home studio in Sydney where we worked together on all three tracks simultaneously. I performed Higher Ground live while recently supporting Nyxen on her Australian tour and the crowd seemed to connect with it, so I’m really excited about this release.”
Fluir is not only a killer musician, but also an Enviornmental Consultant. After reducing her work hours and relocating to Sydney to pursue music as a full-time career, Fluir has really hit her stride; sold out shows, triple j airplay and several festival appearances suggest big things to come. Sharing a little insight into what inspires her as an artist, Fluir enthuses, “I’m constantly inspired by fellow DIY musiciansand artists. Being a self-managed independent artist, being able to connect and collaborate with like-minded creatives always inspires me.”
Higher Ground is out today!
SUN 26 MAY| NORTH WOLLONGONG HOTEL, WOLLONGONG NSW | 18+