The Flaming Lips perform 1999 track Race For The Prize on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The Flaming Lips headlining Bluedot Festival 2018 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

The Flaming Lips headlining Bluedot Festival 2018 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Social bubbles are seen as a possible ‘new normal’ as lockdown restrictions are eased; The Flaming Lips seem to have taken the idea literally.

Performing their 1999 track Race For The Prize on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, each band member was housed in their own bubble, most sporting masks and gloves too. Have a watch of the video below.

Whilst this late night appearance takes the band back into their archives, a brand new song has just recently arrived in the form of Flowers Of Neptune 6, one which Wayne Coyne said started life as a, ‘very evocative series of melodies’:

“The three sections (well they seem like sections to me) seemed to hint at an older, mature mind reflecting back into a journey from younger innocence then starting to learn and understand and keeps going into the panic of becoming one with the world.”

“The opening lyric, ‘Yellow sun is going down so slow. Doing acid and watching the light-bugs glow like tiny spaceships in a row’, is the coolest thing I’ll ever know…and is a combination of blissful, innocent, psychedelic experiences that Steven and Kacey Musgraves (she sings harmony with me on the track) and myself all discussed.”

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