Missed this weird — and I mean really weird — track from The Flaming Lips and Ke$ha (an artist I’m coming to respect more and more) when it dropped a few months ago, but the clashing dissonance and chilling robotic insistence that “you must be upgraded” is as titillating as it is sci-fi. This is not a singalong… not at all. It’s barely even a song. Rather, it’s a piece of art. Listen below.
Previously: “Now I Understand,” “Can’t Get You out of My Head (Kylie Minogue cover),” “Children of the Moon (ft. Tame Impala),” “Ashes in the Air (ft. Bon Iver),” “Do You Realize?? (Live with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros),” 10 Great Songs from 2002 That I Still Play All of the Time
Stream: The Flaming Lips + Ke$ha – “2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)”