The Flaming Lips and Kacey Musgraves have teamed up for a collaborative new single, “Flowers of Neptune 6”, which was released on Friday.
The relaxing, dreamy track acts as the first new material from The Flaming Lips since their collaborative album with Deap Vally arrived earlier this year. The song hears the veteran psych-rock outfit softly glide their way through its 4:31-minute runtime with Musgraves’ vocals joining along in harmonic accompaniment. “Flowers of Neptune 6” showcases the band’s trademark space-rock style while singer Wayne Coyne keeps listeners grounded with its heartfelt melodies and lyrics.
The song’s video offers the same amount of subtle captivation, as Coyne is seen walking across a field–which later burns–while also wrapping himself in an American flag.
Coyne mentioned about the band’s new single,
“Flowers Of Neptune 6” track started off as a very evocative series of melodies that Steven Drozd had woven together. The first time he played it for me I was stunned by its emotional flow. The 3 sections (well they seem like sections to me) seemed to hint at an older, mature mind reflecting back into a journey from younger innocence then starting to learn and understand and keeps going into the panic of becoming one with the world. The opening lyric ‘Yellow sun is going down so slow…Doing acid and watching the light-bugs glow like tiny spaceships in a row… is the coolest thing I’ll ever know’…and is a combination of blissful, innocent, psychedelic experiences that Steven and Kacey Musgraves (she sings harmony with me on the track) and myself all discussed.
Listen to the band’s new collaboration with Musgraves below.
The Flaming Lips – “Flowers of Neptune 6”
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The Flaming Lips had initially announced plans for a run of west coast performances in the spring and early summer months, but those dates have–like most other live events–been postponed. Head to the band’s website to stay up to date on The Flaming Lips.
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