MGMT’s Andrew Van-Wyngarden has revealed the duo are under tighter controls from their record label during the creation of their third album, but insisted they feel ‘less anxious’ than during the making of ‘Congratulations‘.
The new direction explored by the group on their second album alienated some fans and has been blamed for the less-successful chart performance of their follow up to the 2008 debut ‘Oracular Spectacular‘. Now, speaking in the Daily Record newspaper, Van-Wyngarden discussed the fresh ideas currently being discussed between band and label as they look to capitalise on the more relaxed atmosphere. “We have some ideas and have been talking about possible directions of where to go next,” he said.
“We are just in much more positive mental states than when we wrote ‘Congratulations‘. We’re less anxious. We’ve been looking at relationships with the label during the recording process and it’s quite different this time. They’ll be more involved and not give us as much freedom.”
MGMT are currently on a UK tour, and will wrap up the dates with three sold out shows at London’s Brixton Academy beginning this Wednesday (29/9).