The Flaming Lips Share a (Socially Distanced) Video for “Mother Please Don’t Be Sad”

It’s the latest single from the band’s sixteenth album American Head, out September 11.

We’re only two weeks out from the release date of The Flaming Lips’ latest psych-rock odyssey American Head, which the band has slowly been unveiling one track (and accompanying mini-doc) at a time. The latest single, “Mother Please Don’t Be Sad,” is an early contender for the most powerful song of the lot, lyrically revising the time vocalist Wayne Coyne was held up at gunpoint while at his job and the thoughts that ran through his head in that moment.

Along with the single, the band has shared a Coyne-co-directed visual of the band performing the track while remaining six feet apart from each other. Watch the clip below, and pre-order the record here or here.


We won’t spam you. Promise.