Flaming Lips have announced their new material, American Head, will arrive as their 21st studio album to date.
The record, which includes 13 new songs in total, also features guest vocal contributions from Kacey Musgraves and produced by frequent collaborator Dave Fridmann.
“The music and songs that make up the American Head album are based in a feeling. A feeling that, I think, can only be expressed through music and songs,” Wayne Coyne said in a statement. “We were, while creating it, trying to NOT hear it as sounds… but to feel it. Mother’s sacrifice, Father’s intensity, Brother’s insanity, Sister’s rebellion…I can’t quite put it into words.”
“Something switches and others (your brothers and sisters and mother and father…your pets) start to become more important to you…in the beginning there is only you… and your desires are all that you can care about…but… something switches. I think all of these songs are about this little switch,” he added.
American Head due for release in September through Warner Records and, to coincide with the news, the band have also shared the lead single ‘My Religion Is You’ which is available to stream below.