Foxygen have released “Livin’ a Lie,” from their forthcoming album, Seeing Other People.
The track is a subtle, melodic sea of various instruments. Its multi-textured sonics and bittersweet, occasionally melodramatic reflections on fame situates “Livin’ a Lie” in the orbit of Arctic Monkeys’ latest record, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.
The song’s slightly mournful air makes it an apt first single for Seeing Other People. “In a relationship, saying, ‘Maybe we should see other people’ is the Adult way of saying, ‘Let’s end shit,’” vocalist Sam France explained in a note to fans. “So, here is our Adult Contemporary album.”
Seeing Other People is out April 26 on Jagjaguwar. Watch the video for “Livin’ a Lie” below: