The Flaming Lips’ new album is ‘close’, says their regular collaborator

Frequent Lips collaborator George Salisbury may also have revealed the album's title

The Flaming Lips could be close to releasing their new album.

As The Future Heart spotted, the band’s regular collaborator George Salisbury, who works with the Lips on their music videos, artwork and live projections, has posted an Instagram story captioned “Gettin’ close!!!!”.

It shows artwork on a computer screen followed by a series of files labelled “The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody”, suggesting the band’s new album could be titled ‘Oczy Mlody’. Check out the Instagram story below courtesy of The Future Heart.

The Flaming Lips released their last album of original material, ‘The Terror’, in 2013. The following year they returned with an album of Beatles covers called ‘With A Little Help from My Fwends’. They also collaborated with Miley Cyrus extensively on her surprise 2015 album ‘Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz’.

Earlier this year they released a cover of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ in the late musician’s honour. They also performed their cover of ‘Space Oddity’ on Stephen Colbert’s US chat show, joined by Star Wars favourite Chewbacca.

Following Bowie’s death in January, the Oklahoma band played a whole set dedicated to the late icon. In a 2012 interview, Bowie listed The Flaming Lips as one of a number of American bands that he admires.