You know that new MGMT track that leaked this week? The one that had fans either excited or in an angry uproar because it was so different? Turns out MGMT heard the latter cries of unhappiness. One half of the duo apologized for “Flash Delirium,” a track nothing like the band’s previous hits, in an interview with Spinner. Here’s a snippet of what Ben Goldwasser revealed to the site:
“When we first wrote that song, we were laughing so hard. Andrew [VanWyngarden] just reminded me of that, that we thought it was the funniest thing we’d ever heard. And then we got used to it, it started to sound more normal. It’s not a single, but we thought it was a good way to entice people to listen to the whole record. I’m sure there are plenty of people who think it’s completely weird and not what they were expecting. I’m sorry.”
So he’s basically apologizing for the band taking their music in a different direction? Huh. Anyway, Congratulations drops April 13.