The Flaming Lips’ latest full-length, ‘The Terror,’ is set for an April 2 release
Alternative favorites the Flaming Lips have announced the arrival of their new studio album, “The Terror,” which is set for an April 2 release. The upcoming full-length, which marks the band’s lucky 13th studio album, offers nine songs that “reflect a darker-hued spectrum” than anything the Lips have done before.
According to singer Wayne Coyne, the band’s title track was inspired by Flaming Lips band member Steven Drozd’s struggle with drug addiction.
“Why would we make this music that is ‘The Terror’ — this bleak, disturbing record?” Coyne said in an official statement. “I don’t really want to know the answer that I think is coming. Maybe this is the beginning of the answer.”
While “The Terror” won’t be out until April, the album will be available for pre-order via digital outlets beginning Tuesday (Jan. 29). Fans that opt to pre-order the release will walk away with an instant download of a non-album song called “Sun Blows Up Today.” In other Lips news, “Sun Blows Up Today” will be played in an upcoming TV ad, which also features the Lips, which will debut during the Super Bowl on Feb. 3.
‘Sun Blows Up Today’ Track Listing:
“Look…The Sun Is Rising”
“Be Free, a Way”
“Try to Explain”
““You Are Alone”
“Butterfly, How Long It Takes to Die”
“Always There…In Our Hearts”