The Flaming Lips share new single All For The Life Of The City

The Flaming Lips (Image credit: George Salisbury)

The Flaming Lips have released a stream of their new track All For The Life Of The City.

It’s taken from their new album King’s Mouth, which, although released on Record Store Day on limited edition gold vinyl, will launch worldwide on July 19 via Bella Union in the UK and Europe, and through Warner Bros in the US.

The 12 album tracks are threaded together by narration from The Clash’s Mick Jones, with the music tying in with frontman Wayne Coyne’s art installation, also titled King’s Mouth, which debuted in North America back in 2015.

Coyne tells Billboard: “We started out with a half-hour's worth of abstract musical, dynamic stuff, and that ended up being 10 minutes by the time we got to the first museum opening in Baltimore. 

“Then everywhere we'd go people would think, 'This is going to be an album...' We didn't plan it that way, but I think it became more and more apparent that it could be a record."

The Flaming Lips have also announced three UK shows which will take place later this year.

They’ll play at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on September 5, Manchester’s Academy on September 6 and London’s O2 Academy Brixton on September 7.

The Flaming Lips: King’s Mouth
1. We Don’t Know How And We Don’t Know Why
2. The Sparrow
3. Giant Baby
4. Mother Universe
5. How Many Times?
6. Electric Fire
7. All For The Life Of The City
8. Feedaloodum Beedle Dot
9. Funeral Parade
10. Dipped In Steel
11. Mouth Of The King
12. How Can A Head

The Flaming Lips: King's Mouth

The Flaming Lips: King's Mouth
The Flaming Lips will release their new studio album King's Mouth this summer, featuring the lead single All For The Life Of The City. It's their first record since 2017's Oczy Mlody.

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