Flaming Lips Share ‘Mother Please Don’t Be Sad’ Video
Latest from 'American Head' album is about Wayne Coyne's near-death experience
The Flaming Lips have shared a slew of videos in the build-up to their upcoming album, American Head, and today, they added to that stunning array of clips with “Mother Please Don’t Be Sad.”
The lyrics, based on singer Wayne Coyne’s teenaged near-death-experience, include the poignant “I didn’t mean to die tonight / but those robbers were so fast / their guns and their anger and I lost the fight. “
The song’s socially-distanced video was filmed safely during quarantine in the band’s native Oklahoma and directed by Coyne and longtime collaborator George Salisbury.
Watch the video below.
Additionally, The Lips have created a series of mini-documentaries highlighting songs from American Head. Click to view the mini-docs for “You n Me Sellin’ Weed (below) and “Dinosaurs On the Mountain” and “My Religion is You.”
American Head will be available on all platforms on Sept. 11