King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have further demystified their upcoming 20th album, Omnium Gatherum, with another single, “Magenta Mountain”. The second track arrived alongside some factual information missing from the album’s original announcement earlier this month: the latest studio effort from the Australian psych-rockers is due on April 22nd via the band’s KGLW label.

Following the lead single, “The Dripping Tap” which clocked in at 18-minutes, the six-minute “Magenta Mountain” seems brief by comparison. The song carries some remnants of Butterfly 3000 thanks to Ambrose Kenny-Smith‘s danceable keyboards. As the multi-instrumentalist said of the track, “You know when you have a really weird vivid dream and it sticks with you like glue? One day I came into the studio and Stu was trying to write one of them down. He kept banging on about this paradise called Magenta Mountain that he had seen but none of us believed him. Every day since then he’s been still trying to convince us all that it’s real and one day he will.”

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Along with the studio rendition available on streaming services, King Gizzard shared a live clip taken from the band’s Timeland festival. “Magenta Mountain” has been in the group’s live repertoire for a while. Recorded on March 5th at Reunion Park in Melbourne, the video takes on the stern perspective of a security guard keeping watch over the show.

“‘Magenta Mountain’ is a new track, which can always be a tricky one to film live as people are yet to have digested the song on their own,” frontman Stu Mackenzie said. “So we decided to use the normally unseen infrastructure of a gig to guide us through the performance. Giving the audience a ‘protagonist’ for a live show, in this case the watchful and sometimes forceful eye of a security guard. The brute in hi-vis clearing a path through sweaty fans is a beautiful thing to behold.”

Watch the new live video for “Magenta Mountain” by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and scroll down for the lyrics. Omnium Gatherum is available here for pre-order, with the full tracklist below. The band is preparing for a 2022 world tour, set to touch down in the United States on April 17th in Las Vegas, NV. For tickets and a full list of tour dates click here.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Magenta Mountain” (Live at Timeland)

Omnium Gatherun Tracklisting
1. The Dripping Tap
2. Magenta Mountain
3. Kepler-22b
4. Gaia
5. Ambergris
6. Sadie Sorceress
7. Evilest Man
8. The Garden Goblin
9. Blame It On The Weather
10. Persistence
11. The Grim Reaper
12. Presumptuous
13. Predator X
14. Red Smoke
15. Candles
16. The Funeral

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“Magenta Mountain” Lyrics

Look past the dying trees, beyond waterless seas, atop the horizon, adjacent to the sun.
I give my word that it’s there – magenta mountain

What do you mean, you can’t see it?
My life must be a dream – a living fantasy
Disappeared in hot air – magenta mountain

I don’t believe you
Your eyes deceive you
Better check yourself in
The mirage is creeping outwards from your dream
Can’t you see you’ve gone insane?

I packed my bags and my swag for the road
Followed the bows of the ancient railroads
Need to rendezvous where clouds can’t misconstrue
I’m certain it is real – magenta mountain

You will say I’m crazy
I will go on my way ‘cos it’s what I need
I’d cross a thousand seas just to prove I’m not mad
Magenta mountain

Magenta mountain

It’s you again
I thought I saw a statue blink and a bird with no head
Land on a golden thread
I rub my eyes
What am I saying?
There’s nothing there

Magenta mountain.
Magenta mountain.
It’s my sanctuary, that I wanna be chasing every chance I get.
Don’t wanna be left.
Never not making it there.

What was confusing is now seducing
Imagination is a powerful thing
I see a flash of purple stone closing in

Magenta mountain.
Magenta mountain.
It’s my sanctuary, that I wanna be chasing every chance I get.
Don’t wanna be left.
Never not making it there.

I am tectonic
I am megalithic
My spit runs mauve
I am the mountain of which you dream
I see you now behind the lens looking back at me

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo…
We fell through a dream across clouds of glue
Anamnesis crashing through

Magenta mountain
Magenta mountain
Magenta mountain
Magenta mountain

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