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It’s been four years since electro pop rockers MGMT released their self-titled third album and now the duo is finally back with a new song and a new sound. Entering what can be best described as their ‘The Cure’ phase (both musically and aesthetically) Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser have dropped a dark and retro single, titled appropriately “Little Dark Age.”
In the video, directed by David MacNutt and Nathaniel Axel, the band is joined by a group of inhabitants in what looks like a haunted mansion. Magic tricks, fruit chopping, and seemingly sinister scenes in the hallway and cemetery fill up the five minute video.
Prior to debuting the song on Beats 1 and releasing the music video today, MGMT posted the song’s lyrics on their Instagram page. The band are planning on releasing their fourth album in 2018, which is also titled Little Dark Age, though have yet to confirm a specific date.
LITTLE DARK AGE breathing in the dark lying on its side the ruins of the day painted with a scar and the more I straighten out the less it wants to try the feelings start to rot one wink at a time oh forgiving who you are for what you stand to gain just know that if you hide it doesn’t go away when you get out of bed don’t end up stranded horrified with each stone on the stage my little dark age picking through the cards knowing what’s nearby the carvings on the face say they find it hard and the engine’s failed again all limits of disguise the humor’s not the same coming from denial oh i grieve in stereo the stereo sounds strange I know that if you hide it doesn’t go away if you get out of bed and find me standing all alone, open-eyed, burn the page my little dark age i grieve in stereo the stereo sounds strange you know that if it hides it doesn’t go away if I get out of bed you’ll see me standing all alone, horrified on the stage my little dark age giddy with delight seeing what’s to come the image of the dead dead ends in my mind policemen swear to god love’s seeping from the guns i know my friends and i would probably turn and run if you get out of bed come find us heading for the bridge bring a stone all the rage my little dark age I grieve in stereo the stereo sounds strange i know that if you hide it doesn’t go away if you get out of bed and find me standing all alone open-eyed burn the page, my little dark age #LittleDarkAge