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The ever eccentric Flaming Lips have released a short preview of a new track titled 'Sun Blows Up.' 

The track has been especially produced to be used in an upcoming Hyundia advert set to be aired during this Sunday's Super Bowl (Feb 3rd).

Discussing  the track, the band's multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd said:

"It was really a painless experience. We went back and forth with them on the song, but it was pretty effortless, then we went out to LA for two days to shoot the commercial."

"I would imagine there'd be some residual curiosity of people saying, 'Hey, what was that, maybe I should check that out,' and maybe they'll Google us and see a little bit about us."

The Flaming Lips will release their new album, 'The Terror' on April 1st, however 'Blow Up Sun' will not feature on the 13th studio offering by Wayne Coyne and co.

The LP is described as 'nine original compositions that reflect a darker-hued spectrum than previous works along with a more inward-looking lyrical perspective than one might expect - but then again, maybe not.'

Coyne said:

"Why would we make this music that is 'The Terror' - this bleak, disturbing record? I don't really want to know the answer that I think is coming: that we were hopeless, we were disturbed and, I think, accepting that some things are hopeless. Or letting hope in one area die so that hope can start to live in another? Maybe this is the beginning of the answer."

The Flaming Lips will also play two live dates in London following the release of 'The Terror' performing at London's Roundhouse venue in Camden on May 20th and 21st.

Watch the Flaming Lips Hyundai Super Bowl Commercial


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