Lockjaw saw an early release from the two young Australian producers Flume and Chet Faker. The pair have worked together in the past to great avail, for example, creating the track ‘Left Alone’ for Flume’s self-titled masterpiece of a debut album, which recently saw a stellar re-release.
Despite this, Lockjaw doesn’t sound like their previous work together, or even like their own respective work, but Flume explains in a recent interview with Australian news publication The Music “[Lockjaw] doesn’t sound particularly like Flume or specifically like, you know, a Chet Faker record. It really is kinda like a hybrid of both sounds going to one. I feel like everything we did with that EP, it was just totally everything was collaborative about the whole effort and I think that shines through”.
It certainly does shine through, and is demonstrated by the perfect harmony of their respective talents, with neither artist’s sounds fighting for control over each track. Flume also mentioned in the same interview that the duo were highly compatible, which could suggest more collaborative releases from the pair in the future.
The three track EP is an interesting cocktail of genre ambiguity (which isn’t new for either of them), with up and down tempo beats placed over harmonic, deep and emotion-fueled instrumentals carried along by Chet Faker’s responsive and perfectly layered vocals.
Lockjaw is exactly what you expect from a collaborative offering from Flume and Chet Faker, but also manages to simultaneously go beyond your expectations. To get an idea of what the two have to offer, check out the recently released music video for the EP opener ‘Drop The Game’ below.