Track & News: MGMT’s ‘Dancing in Babylon’, A Mesmerising Prelude to Upcoming LP ‘Loss Of Life’

The dynamic duo, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, better known as MGMT, are set to enchant fans once again with their recently released single, ‘Dancing in Babylon‘, the fourth teaser from their upcoming album, ‘Loss Of Life‘. Scheduled for release this Friday, February 23rd, the album follows a string of successful singles, including ‘Mother Nature,’ ‘Bubblegum Dog,’ and ‘Nothing to Declare’.

One of the standout features of ‘Dancing in Babylon’ is the collaboration with Christine and the Queens, marking the first-ever duet on an MGMT album. This unique pairing adds an extra layer of intrigue to the already highly anticipated album, showcasing the band’s commitment to exploring new musical territories.

‘Loss Of Life’ serves as MGMT’s much-anticipated follow-up to their 2018 hit, ‘Little Dark Age‘. With ten tracks produced by the duo alongside Patrick Wimberly and mixed by longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann, the album promises a captivating journey through a variety of landscapes. The album’s themes have been unfolding through a series of visually stunning videos, a trademark of MGMT’s artistic expression.

Renowned director Ray Tintori, known for his work on MGMT classics like ‘Time To Pretend,’ ‘Electric Feel,’ and ‘Kids,’ directed the captivating video for ‘Dancing in Babylon.’ The video features the talents of John Cameron Mitchell, Julian Morris, and artist Landon Ross.

To heighten the anticipation, MGMT has partnered with Pitchblack Playback for immersive listening parties, offering fans the chance to experience ‘Loss Of Life’ in complete darkness. The Sydney event on February 21 at Golden Age Cinema will provide local enthusiasts with a firsthand glimpse of the album. For a global audience, an exclusive VEEPS livestream from Hollywood will feature the album preview along with a conversation between MGMT and comedian Tom Scharpling. All proceeds from both the events and livestream will support The Loveland Foundation.

Photo Credit: Jonah Freeman

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