The Flaming Lips have dropped a video for “Giant Baby,” a cut of their last album King’s Mouth: Music and Songs.
The visual, directed by frontman Wayne Coyne, begins with a cameo of Fred Armisen as a late-night talk show host. After he introduces the band, they perform in a sea of LED lights and rainbow inflatables as Coyne sings: “One night, I saw your face up in the sky / In a cloud across the moon, it made me cry.” The song also features narration from Mick Jones of The Clash.
The album originally served as part of an art installation titled King’s Mouth, Immerse Heap Trip Fantasy Experience, that was showcased in museums across North America. Described by Coyne as “escapist entertainment” in a 2017 interview, the installation featured a ten-foot chrome head, tooth-shaped pillows and a pulsing light show.
“Most artists that I like would say the most important and most powerful part of art is what you think of it,” Coyne said in the interview. “Your reaction to it should be a subjective thing that is important to you. If I try to tell you, ‘If you think it means this, you’re wrong or you’re stupid,’ … you’re stripping it of its most powerful thing.”
The Flaming Lips previously released a video for “How Many Times.” Watch their new visual for “Giant Baby” below: