The Flaming Lips will unveil their highly anticipated new album, “At War With the Mystics,” April 4 via Warner Bros. Although the full track list has not yet been announced, first single “The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song” will be commercially released March 27 in the United Kingdom.
That cut was inspired by the elaborate layered vocal harmonies the Lips recorded for a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” that appeared on a recent tribute album.
“We were perfectly able to conquer the challenges Queen presented, so [group member] Steven [Drozd] continued doing these strange vocal arrangements of him singing into a microphone 30 times or something,” frontman Wayne Coyne told Billboard.com last year. “For fans of that record, this is going to be a very cool item. ‘The Soft Bulletin’ gave us such a different perspective and a new life — there’s a richness there that will be fun to go back and revisit.”