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New Flaming Lips track
Posted by J W on 10/27/2016, 12:05 am
What are the general opinions here of the Lips' new track, "The Castle?" I personally like it a good bit. I'm a fan of this instrumentation, which is a blend of great synth textures and loops with sections of piano and guitar (though I can't help feeling like it would have been even better with real drums), and I really like Steve's acapella vocals on the intro. I think the verses are melodically stronger than the choruses, which feel kinda underdeveloped. I want to call attention to the lyrics on this track. I dig the fairytale theme, and the way the lyrics go from sounding so happy to revealing a much darker meaning is really effective:
One day a strange storm rolled in
While she was riding on her dragon
The mushrooms and the bumblebees
Told the flowers how it happened
She was lost in the invisible war
Fighting in the battle
Her love is still buried there
In the ruins of the castle
I'd love to hear other opinions of the song!