Wayne talks about new Flaming Lips album

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne says that his band’s new album ‘At War
With The Mystics’ has a bit of a go at popstrels such as Britney Spears and
Gwen Stefani. Speaking about the new long player to MTV, Coyne said: “Of
course there’s a lot of stuff about battling wizards and warlocks and people
like that, because we’re a rock band and that’s what rock bands do in some
small way. But when I was writing these songs, I found myself thinking about
a lot of people like Destiny’s Child and the Black Eyed Peas, people like
Britney Spears and Gwen Stefani, which is sort of strange for me.”

He continued: “There’s a line in [one] song that goes, ‘So go tell Britney
and go tell Gwen,’ and I guess part of what I’m railing against on that song
is this preternaturally happy music sung by kids and written by 40-year-old
Swedish men. And in between them there’s this void. I guess the worst
offender is like the Black Eyed Peas or Destiny’s Child, where they’re
going, ‘I’m a survivor, I’m gonna make it,’ and I’m like, ‘Well, you’re 20,
what are you going to survive? Getting a bikini wax this weekend?'”

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