The Flaming Lips formed back in 1983, and ever since then, they’ve been making music for decades. In fact, they’ve been in the industry longer than I’ve been alive. You’ve got to respect artists like them who can tirelessly stay in the game for all this time.
Lead singer, Wayne Coyne, is gifted with a voice that’s similar to other rock legends like Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M and Journey. From those names alone, you know the '80s nostalgia I'm describing.
If you were at a Flaming Lips concert and they began to perform “My Religion Is You,” this is the point in the show when you would sway while holding a lighter (or cell phone flashlight). All artists need to slow down the tempo once in a while, and oftentimes I find myself more drawn to the softer tunes than the harsher ones.
This touching single conveys a meaningful message. After all, to think about someone as your religion means you have intense faith and trust in them.
This is the second single off the band's upcoming album American Head.