MGMT Sounds So Dreamy in New Single "Hand It Over"
After almost four years, MGMT is releasing new music. The synth-pop, indie-rock duo is well known for “Kids," "Time to Pretend" and "Electric Feel." MGMT's depth lies in their combination of feel-good melodies with some truly dark themes. "Time to Pretend," for instance, imagines a fantasy rock star life that is not without its demur.
“I"ll miss the comfort of my mother and the weight of the world… But there is really nothing, nothing we can do. Love must be forgotten, life can always start up anew.”
And the new tracks are no exception. But this time around, the music has evolved in some very promising ways. The latest release "Hand It Over" is both dreary and psychedelic. The distant vocals infer something either loving or sinister; deliberate ambiguity.
“The joke's worn thin, the king stepped in. Now we"ll see who is who. Look who's bending over. But the stars weren't wrong, the time felt right. We both knew it was true.”
This comes on the coattails of December"s release of "When You Die.” A strange song that transports you into the numinous void of death itself. But in pure MGMT fashion, they keep a melody through it all.
“You die. And words won't do anything. It's permanently night. And I won"t feel anything. We"ll all be laughing with you when you die.”
In early October, MGMT gave it"s fans an early Hollywood treat with the gothic, synth-heavy single “Little Dark Age.”
“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.”
The exact release date has not been revealed, but we are looking forward to the new tunes… with great impatience.
Author: Isiah Kurz
🦊 Word Guy / Aspiring Fox 🦊
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