Published on August 17th, 2012 | by Daniel0
The Flaming Lips were Devastated: a Disturbing Inspiration for a New Album
The band’s frontman Wayne Coyne was speaking to Rolling Stone when he revealed the bleak circumstances under which the record had been conceived. Apparently they started work on it when Steven Drozd was in the middle of a serious drug addiction. He has since recovered but at that time things were not pretty. The member of the band was struggling with his habit.
Coyne says that Drozd was holed up in a different studio while the rest of the group worked. He then wrote some horribly creepy tracks, some of them lacking any lyrics. Some of them are just not audible but the main theme was that he was not alone in his terror. There was also some horrific internal dialogue as he attempted to give up the habit. Many of these melodies will be included in the upcoming album.
Taking inspiration from tragic circumstances
Recently ‘The Flaming Lips’ have released a collaborative album titled ‘The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends’. In it they worked with a number of artists including Nick Cave, Bon Iver, Ke$ha, Yoko Ono and My Morning Jacket. The band has now confirmed the full details of the musical which is based on their 2002 album titled ‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots’. Des McAnuff was on the production team and directed the output. The musical is scheduled to run from the 6th of November to the 16th of December at the La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego-California). We have included a link of the band below as a tester for what is coming in the future: