Flight Facilities Land Kylie Minogue For Debut Album ‘Down To Earth’

Sydney electronic duo Flight Facilities are pulling out all the stops for their long-awaited debut album, Down To Earth, and it doesn’t get much more impressive than landing Australian pop queen Kylie Minogue on your first LP.

Kylie’s contribution to Down To Earth is an a cappella version of Flight Facilities’ breakthrough 2010 single Crave You, which will feature as a reprise of the original track on the album. Yes, there’s two Crave You‘s now.

Minogue is perfect for the project, maintaining the emotional integrity of the original — written and sung by Sydney’s Giselle Rosselli — while bringing a haunting longing and, of course, first-class style and familiarity to the reprise.

Flight Facilities yesterday told triple j that they were reticent to unveil the blockbuster guest appearance. “We don’t want to rely on things like this to be something to drive the force,” they said. “But it’s something that means a lot to us… It’s something that we’re really excited about but we didn’t want to be a gimmick.”

On Kylie, they said, “She’s lovely. She deserves every bit of success she’s had because she’s amazing.”

Minogue’s not the only homegrown talent appearing on Flight Facilities’ Down To Earth, either. Emma Louise features on previously released single Two Bodies and Owl Eyes helps out on Heart Attack. Other talent on the record includes rapper Bishop Nehru, New York comedian Reggie Watts, and Micky Green.

Flight Facilities’ Down to Earth is due out Friday, 24th October. Pre-orders are available in various formats and packages, which include tickets and in-flight care kits, via Flight Facilities’s website.

Shortly after Down to Earth hits the ground, Flight Facilities will embark on an Australia-wide, seven-date headlining tour, supported by Client Liaison. You can see full tour details below.

Check out the teaser clip for Kylie’s Crave You reprise and then compare with the ridgy-didge below.

Watch: Flight Facilities – Crave You [Reprise] [feat. Kylie Minogue]

Watch: Flight Facilities – Crave You [feat. Giselle]

Flight Facilities Down To Earth Australian Tour Dates

with special guests Client Liaison

Thursday, 6th November

HQ, Adelaide

Tickets: Flight Facilities

Saturday, 8th November

Capitol, Perth

Tickets: Flight Facilities

Thursday, 13th November – SOLD OUT

Forum, Melbourne

Tickets: Flight Facilities

Friday, 14th November – SOLD OUT

Forum, Melbourne

Tickets: Flight Facilities

Saturday, 15th November

Tivoli, Brisbane

Tickets: Flight Facilities

Thursday, 20th November – SOLD OUT

Enmore, Sydney

Tickets: Flight Facilities

Friday, 21st November – SOLD OUT

Enmore, Sydney

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