Flux (3:35)

Cover of A Weekend In The City

From A Weekend In The City and 17 other releases

“Flux” is a song by Bloc Party which was released as a single on 12 November 2007. It was produced by Jacknife Lee, along with several other new songs, during the band’s week in the studio after their performances at the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals. The song uses mostly electronic instruments and features vocalist Kele Okereke’s voice manipulated through auto-tune. It was first performed live on 26 September 2007 at Covington’s Madison Theater. CD2 of the set was only released as a free CD through the 14 November 2007 issue of NME. The song peaked at number 8 in the UK chart.

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A music video for the song was directed by director Ace Norton, who has previously directed videos for The Willows, Norah Jones and Death Cab for Cutie. The video was published on NME on 17 October 2007. Like the Beastie Boys music video “Intergalactic”, which it resembles stylistically, it pays homage to Japanese kaiju movies. It shows two giant silver robots falling in love while other monsters and robots destroy the city they are in. The band themselves do not appear in the video.

The video was filmed over two days in Boston with American performance troupe Kaiju Big Battel. Some of the Kaiju (Japanese for ‘strange beast’) characters in the video are the Call-Me-Kevin, Grudyin, Unibouzo, Vegetius, Giii the Space Pirate and Steam-Powered Tentacle Boulder (the newest Kaiju Hero).

B-side - “Emma Kate’s Accident”, “The Once and Future King”, “Where Is Home?”
Released - 12 November 2007 (2007-11-12)
Format - Digital download, CD, 7” vinyl, 12” vinyl


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