It's the indie pop duo's first new song since last year's Little Dark Age.
From their celebrated debut Oracular Spectacular to last year's Little Dark Age, everything in the MGMT universe has always found its power in being ever so slightly off-kilter.
Such is the case for "In the Afternoon," the latest single from the Connecticut duo. Here, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser sound their most gothic, melding their Brit-inspired synth-pop and psychedelia with ominous screeches, like the witchiest of acid trips. "Modern sovereignty / The sunlight stopped coming through / And we lost the game / Brains like nesting dolls / Plotting their escape / The doorman sees you're alone," VanWyngarden murmurs, like string of incantations. "Relief is like candy / The sweetest kind of love / Who'd guess I'd feel this way? / Like a kid in a candy store."
MGMT - In the Afternoon (Official Video) www.youtube.com
Though that sweet relief might be the track's overarching theme, its sound is more sour—a little disorienting and eerie. "But you, my friend / Know problems can't be solved," VanWyngarden repeats with a sigh of acceptance, as if reconciling with things he'll never know.
WATCH: Billie Eilish Declares Your Opinion Of Her "Not My Responsibility" In Powerful New Short Film
The young star bears all in "NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY."
Break out pop star and five time Grammy-award-winner Billie Eilish is sick of your body shaming.
The 18-year-old just dropped a powerful new short film in which she slowly removes her clothes as we hear her voice hypnotically decry the media's obsession with her body. She says, "Some people hate what I wear. Some people praise it. Some people use it to shame others. Some people use it to shame me. But I feel you watching, always, and nothing I do goes unseen. So, whether I feel your stares, your disapproval, or your sigh of relief—if I lived by them, I'd never be able to move. Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you? Does my chest? Am I my stomach, my hips?" Meanwhile, she strips to a black bikini in slow motion, eventually sinking into a pool of black viscous liquid and declaring your opinion "not my responsibility."
- Billie Eilish Didn't Need All Those Grammys - Popdust ›
- Lana Del Rey, Billie Eilish, and the Sexist Backlash Against Female ... ›
- Billie Eilish Releases Homophobic New Song - Popdust ›
- Billie Eilish's “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go ... ›
- How to Get Billie Eilish's Baggy-Chic Look - Topdust ›
Progressive psych-rock with trippy energy.