Flight Facilities return with their latest single, Heavy feat. Your Smith, marking the final standalone single ahead of their forthcoming FOREVER LP release on November 12. Receiving a World First play and interview with Zane Lowe overnight, the latest offering sees the pair collaborate with Minnesotan synth-pop artist Your Smith, modelling the track after the smooth and classic Flight Facilities sounds that are sure to remind fans of their earlier creations.
Flight Facilities on the single announce: “We felt ‘Heavy (feat. Your Smith)’ takes us back to where we started and encapsulates the essence of what people have come to know as our sound. While we love to explore genres, it’s also important for us to reaffirm our origins as Flight Facilities. ‘Heavy’ is our nod to those who have been with us since the beginning of our journey.”
A recognisable nod to their acclaimed 2010 single Crave You feat. Giselle”, the aerated vocals and feathery soft synths are delightfully comparable to the sounds that put Flight Facilities on the global electronic stage in the rise of their careers. “Heavy” therefore plays perfectly into the ethos of their forthcoming FOREVER LP: taking sounds from music history that fill us with nostalgia, and repurposing them into something new yet familiar.
Your Smith (aka Caroline Smith) relocated to Los Angeles after signing to Pulse Recording (DRAM, Miike Snow, Gallant, et. al). Inspired by the history of Laurel Canyon and moving through the city that’s been immortalized in music throughout the ages, Smith concocted her own sound, bringing together the funk and R&B “Minneapolis Sounds” of her roots, and the classic songwriting of her folk heroes. Smith released her debut EP Bad Habit in August 2019 on Neon Gold Records, followed up Wild Wild Woman, which launched Autumn 2019.