The Flaming Lips Share New Track ‘Mother Please Don’t Be Sad’

    The Flaming Lips have released a new track called ‘Mother Please Don’t Be Sad’, taken from the psych rock outift’s upcoming album, American Head. Check it out below, alongside a video directed by George Salisbury.

    The song tells the story of a near-death experience, as frontman Wayne Coyne recalls being held at gunpoint as a young man. “Well, until then, I could probably say I didn’t realise I was really alive,” he recently told Rolling Stone. “I never really thought about it. We were living such an insane, healthy, wonderful, happy life – my brothers and all of our friends just running around doing the craziest shit ever. But then I’m laying on the floor thinking: ‘This is how I’m going to die’.”

    “Mother please don’t be sad/ I didn’t mean to die tonight,” Coyne sings during the first verse. “But those robbers were so fast/ Their guns and their anger comes and I lost the fight.”

    American Head is set to arrive on September 11 via Warner. It includes the previously released tracks  ‘Will You Return / When You Come Down’‘You n Me Sellin’ Weed’‘Dinosaurs On The Mountain’‘My Religion Is You’, and the Kacey Musgraves-featuring ‘Flowers of Neptune 6′.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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