Deck-Brained: MGMT’s Your Life Is a Lie

Not to send you into an existential tailspin this early in the week, but, um, MGMT is releasing a new album (September 17) and this track, Your Life Is a Lie, is the first single and video. It’s both humorous and devastating at the same, like a kite run through the emptiness of space. 

The director, Tom Kuntz, also made those hilarious Old Spice commercials with Isaiah Mustafa hopping from scene to manly scene in no more than a bath towel. Which is in no way meant to detract from the seriousness of the song’s apparent message, that of the futility of one’s own will. Who knew the Grammy-nominated duo who once cheerily advised kids to “control yourself, take only what you need” could be so cruelly pessimistic — if truthful?

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