It’s official: MGMT are back. After teasing their upcoming album’s title track “Little Dark Age” on Twitter last week, the indie-dance group today (Oct. 17) premiered the full single on Beats 1 Radio, with an eerie music video in tow.
With the new offering — the group’s first in four years — MGMT bandleaders Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser take the group’s signature warped, psychedelic sound in a slightly darker, goth-tinged direction, just in time for Halloween. That includes a metallic, bone-chilling soundscape and cryptic lyrics that seem to chronicle impending doom (“Just know that if you hide/ it doesn’t go away”).
On the visual side, the music video takes the track’s medieval title literally — think goblets, sword fights and chainmail armor.
Little Dark Age, out in early 2018, is set to be MGMT’s first new album since 2013’s self-titled record. Watch the full spooky visual for the title track below.
— MGMT (@whoisMGMT) October 13, 2017