Between Clouds Taste Metallic, The Soft Bulletin, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, and others, the Flamings Lips have made a bunch of good albums — duh. However, in a new interview with Spinner, leading Lip Wayne Coyne expressed extra excitement about the band’s next album (that is, the one following The Flaming Lips and Heavy Fwends, out June 25).
Coyne describes the as-yet-untitled LP as follows: “Big songs, big arrangements, big productions, big mixing. It feels to me like religious music from the future that’s like this distorted melody coming from somewhere else in the universe and we’re just sort of collecting them.”
Exciting, right? Well, not so much compared to another quote from the interview: “I would say I think it could be the best Flaming Lips record that could ever be made,” Coyne said about the album, which is “almost exclusively” about “internal fear, and an internal sadness about living/oblivion”
Now, it’s not uncommon for musicians to be especially into their current work, meanwhile exaggerating the actual quality of it. But something about this says Coyne really means it. Time will tell how good the new material really is, though.