The FLAMING LIPS – ” The Castle “

Posted: January 14, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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The Flaming Lips Sunrise Eyes of the Young

At their best, the Flaming Lips are like sci-fi/fantasy authors who create new worlds as an attempt to make sense of our own. The sad and shimmering ballad “The Castle” is an incredible example of this, as Wayne Coyne builds a fairy tale in order to understand his friend’s suicide, with a ruined castle representing her unique spark of humanity that’s gone forever. “Her love is still buried there, in the ruins of the castle,” he warbles in mournful realization. The band have 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.”

Official Music Video for “The Castle” From The Flaming Lips. Listen to the new album ‘Oczy Mlody’ . 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.”

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