Earlier this year, Los Angeles-based hard-hitting rock duo Deap Vally confirmed they were deep into a new collaborative project in the studio with psych-rock veterans Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips. That finalized results of their efforts were announced by the two rock outfits on Friday in the form of a new project entitled, Deap Lips.
The two will release their collaborative, self-titled studio album early next year on March 13th via Cooking Vinyl.
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Deap Lips also shared the first single from their forthcoming 10-track album with the announcement on Friday in the form of an acoustic-driven tune titled, “Hope Hell High”. The single opens with Deap Vally singer Lindsey Troy leading the way on vocals alongside the lively strums of an acoustic guitar. The song glistens and glides along thanks to the magical synths that ride right alongside Troy’s vocal melody. Aside from some occasional subtle distortion, the song stays pretty relaxed throughout its 3:40-minute runtime.
Listen to “Hope Hell High” below.
Deap Lips – “Hope Hell High”
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Neither band has revealed plans to tour together behind their forthcoming album, but fans should be optimistic that the two exciting rock groups will hit the road for at least a few shows in the promotion of their collaborative project in the coming year.
The Flaming Lips released a pair of new albums in 2019 with their studio effort King’s Mouth: Music And Songs and live album The Soft Bulletin, with the latter highlighting their 2016 Red Rocks Amphitheater performance alongside the Colorado Symphony.
Deap Vally has not released a collection of new music since 2016’s Femejism. The band spent most of the year in the studio, in addition to Troy celebrating the birth of her first child.
Pre-order Deap Lips ahead of the album’s March 2020 arrival here.