Three years after its momentous release, a glittering staple of Flume‘s sonic catalog, “Never Be Like You,” has amassed a staggering one billion streams across major streaming platforms—a watershed waypoint in an already star-spangled career.
The Kai-assisted cut was one of the lead singles from the avant-garde Australian visionary’s sophomore album, Skin. The cohesively constructed tune foregrounds some of Flume’s artistic strengths: inventive song constructions that derive their eccentricity from glitchy beat arrangements and creative chord couplings.
In acknowledgment of the achievement, The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS) have awarded Flume distinction on the 1,000,000,000 list, a running roster of Australian artists who have eclipsed the coveted benchmark. Flume is the third entity to grace the list: predecessors include Dean Lewis (“Be Alright”) and Nat Dunn, who co-wrote Marshmello and Anne-Marie’s “Friends.”
“Flume’s songwriting and production has had a huge influence on how music sounds, and his success has opened doors for his fellow Australian creators,” APRA, AMCOS chief executive, Dean Ormston, said.
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