Australian psychedelic rockers King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard have released a new song, entitled Some Of Us, along with an accompanying music video. Take a look above.
Visually, the release is incredibly arresting – looking to be shot both in a shower, and on a thermal camera. The resulting high contrast and the odd colour palette is indeed a thing to behold.
In terms of the song, we now know that the band are back to their microtonal experiments – and not just acoustically, as was the case with their last release Honey. The video sees the return of the electric guitars used on the album Flying Microtonal Banana, which had been modified with extra frets to achieve 24-tone equal temperament. The guitar the album is named after, the Flying Microtonal Banana itself, makes an appearance in the above video.
The new single, thematically, seems to be addressing current events in a characteristically oblique and surreal fashion, with lyrics making cryptic allusions to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the associated political turmoil: “Ageless microbes reveal xenophobes. Endless plague thus infecting everything … Some, some of us live. Some, some of us die. Assured everything turns into dust.”
As for what release this new song and Honey could be a part of, that’s yet to fully be revealed.
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