Although most of you said you enjoyed the new MGMT track, there is still buzz going around about how it doesn’t sound like the MGMT arrangements we’re used to. As we previously mentioned, “Flash Delirium” combines a whole of of choppy material all under five minutes instead of the psychedelic falsetto melodies we like so much from the Brooklyn duo.
Well, it turns out that MGMT has read all our tweets and blog posts and basically apologized for the new song. Why are they apologizing for material they’ve proudly released under their name? According to Spinner, MGMT initially thought the song was hilariously ridiculous as well and assures us that it is not a single from their upcoming album, Congratulations.
MGMT’s Ben Goldwasser gave Spinner the scoop behind “Flash Delirium” with the following explanation:
“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 [...] We’re trying to come to grips with that world. It’s not our world. We don’t feel comfortable in it. But we didn’t want to make that typical second album either, about fame. So we’re definitely observing it, as opposed to revelling in it.”
That sure explains a lot and with that said we’re looking forward to what other sounds the duo can put together for us on their new album which drops on April 13.
Do you feel better now that MGMT was kind of kidding about that song?