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Watch Damon Albarn and Flume perform new single ‘Palaces’ at Coachella

The new track is from Flume's forthcoming third studio album of the same new

By Hollie Geraghty

Damon Albarn (Picture: Cecil, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons)

Damon Albarn and Flume have collaborated on a new track called ‘Palaces’, which they debuted at Coachella weekend two – you can listen to it below.

Albarn joined the Australian producer on stage at the second weekend of the California festival to perform the stirring slow-burner.

Flume also brought Toro y Moi on stage to perform his 2020 single ‘The Difference’, and recruited a number of guests at the first weekend of the festival, including Beck, Caroline Polachek and Vince Staples.

Last weekend Albarn joined Billie Eilish on stage at Coachella weekend one to perform her song ‘Getting Older’ and a rendition of Gorillaz’s ‘Feel Good Inc’.

‘Palaces’ is taken from Flume’s forthcoming third studio album of the same name, out May 20.

You can watch fan footage of new single ‘Palaces’ below.

The official music video has also been released.

Billie Eilish also surprised fans on the weekend with an appearance from Paramore’s Hayley Williams.

The pair performed Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever’, and a rare, acoustic, rendition of Paramore’s ‘Misery Business’.

The performance was particularly significant as Williams has spoken out against her band’s hit single in recent years, suggesting that it is outdated, mostly due to the lyrics: “Once a whore, you’re nothing more, I’m sorry that’ll never change.”

In 2018 Williams announced that they would no longer be playing the song live, and reaffirmed her views on the song in March 2020 when it was added to Spotify’s ‘Women Of Rock’ playlist.

“I know it’s one of the band’s biggest songs but it shouldn’t be used to promote anything having to do with female empowerment or solidarity,” the singer wrote on Instagram.

“I’m so proud of Paramore’s career, it’s not about shame. it’s about growth and progression… and thought it’ll always be a fan favorite, we don’t need to include it on new playlists in 2020.”

You can watch Hayley Williams and Billie Eilish performing the track below.

Elsewhere, at the first weekend of Coachella, Harry Styles drew an audience of at least 100,000 people during his headline performance.

According to sources, Styles’ set was considered a sellout at the 125,000 capacity according to Variety.

During his set, the former One Direction star was joined by Shania Twain to perform her classic hits ‘Man! I Feel Like a Woman’ and ‘Still the One’.