Last year, Kanye West spent a few months giving away a free song every Friday night, making every Saturday morning feel like Christmas. And this year, the Flaming Lips may do something similar. Wayne Coyne tells Rolling Stone that the band hopes to release a new song every month in 2011. According to Coyne, the process of creating a whole new album the traditional way seemed daunting, and the song-a-month system represents a more exciting way of getting their music out into the world. They also plan to film the recording.
Coyne tells Rolling Stone, “Not that I think the old way was boring, but to spend another two years with the same 13 songs, it’s just like fuck. I think we’re going to just start to do things and put it out. Once we get 11 or 12 songs together, maybe we’ll do something else with it. We want to try to live through our music as we create it instead of it being a collection of the last couple years of our lives.”
According to Coyne, the new songs could take a number of different physical forms: “The dilemma is whether we’re going to release it on vinyl, cereal boxes, or some of it on toys that we make. Sometimes, the music is the simplest part of any of these things. We’ll be making these little videos that connect in the end to a bigger movie we’ll be making next year as well.”