The Flaming Lips have released a new song titled ‘The Castle’, taken from their forthcoming new album ‘Oczy Mlody’.
The band also released a music video for ‘The Castle’, marking the first new music from The Flaming Lips since their ‘Dead Petz’ collaboration with Miley Cyrus.
Frontman Wayne Coyne described ‘Oczy Mlody’ as sounding like “Syd Barrett meets A$AP Rocky and they get trapped in a fairy tale from the future.” You can see the video for ‘The Castle’ below.
The Flaming Lips released a series of videos explaining the album, with Coyne describing the meaning behind the album’s Polish language title and the songs ‘Nigdy Nie (Never No’ and ‘Almost Home (Blisko Domu).’
“At first it appealed to us because it appeared to sound like a drug; it reminded us of oxycodone,” Coyne said. “And then I think this initial appeal made us curious about what it could mean, and I believe when we looked it up, the very first thing we saw was that it meant ‘eyes of the young’… We wouldn’t like the title ‘Eyes of the Young,’ but we liked how these other jumbled words could mean that.”
You can see the Oczy Mlody track listing below.
1. Oczy Mlody
3. There Should Be Unicorns
4. Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)
5. Nigdy Nie (Never No)
6. Galaxy I Sink
7. One Night While Hunting For Faeries and Witches and Wizards To Kill
8. Do Glowy
9. Listening To The Frogs With Demon Eyes
10. The Castle
11. Almost Home (Blisko Domu)
12. We A Famly
‘Oczy Mlody’ is produced by the Flaming Lips’ longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann and is set for release on January 13.