Flaming Lips frontman, Wayne Coyne has revealed details on their new 6 hour song during an interview with rollingstone this week. When asked about I Found This Star on the Ground (the 6 hour song) Coyne said:
This is one song that goes on for six hours, yeah. Now I’ve realized, it’s insane. When we started doing it, it didn’t seem like it was that big of a deal. So we were like, “Yeah, we’ll do a song that is six hours long – it will be fun.” But then you get into it and your like ‘Fuck, what the fuck were we thinking?”
The song will be released in conjunction with a strobe light toy that the band are putting out. The Strobe will come with animations that ‘come to life’ when you shine the strobe on them. Coyne explains that once you have the song and the strobe going, acid is the 3rd ingredient needed to experience I Found This Star on the Ground in full:
Part of my reasoning is that I wanted there to be some type of music that you could play while you played with this toy – you spin this little disc, and it has these little animations on it that kind of come to life when you put this strobe light on it. And you could play with it for hours. I mean, I don’t know if you could play with it for six hours, but it’s kind of meant so that kids can like, take LSD and play with it
When asked how the listening experience will be for people who are not using the strobe light toy and who are not on acid Coyne stated:
I don’t think you would find it easy to just have six hours where you’re completely listening to music, unless you were kind of doing it the way that it’s intended … I mean, you’re supposed to be doing something cool while this plays.
Flaming Lips will be out here for the Harvest Festival line up in November.