Andrew VanWyngarden of the band MGMT hinted that famous EDM artist David Guetta consulted the group with a view to record a song with them. This famous rock band got their start with their two hit singles “Kids” and “Time To Pretend” before seeking a more experimental direction on their second and third records.
VanWyngarden spoke to Digital Spy
about the current condition of the music charts and said that he does not like Guetta’s song “Titanium”. What’s the reason, you may ask? He thinks it’s too catchy. “What’s that huge song- I don’t actually like cause I get so furious when it gets stuck in my head,” he revealed. “I am titanium [by David Guetta] it drills into your brain. I think Guetta actually has maybe approached us,” said Andrew.
Andrew’s bandmate, Ben Goldwasser was equally dismissive of pop music, specially on the lyrical content in the songs. “The production a lot of the time is really cool and impressive. But it’s hard for me to identify with a lot of lyrics. So much of it seems to be about completely forgetting any sort of responsibility and having fun. It’s nice people have that music to turn off the world to, but it doesn’t have the kind of staying power I crave,” explained Goldwasser.
Earlier in the month,
MGMT confessed that their new record has music which they “don’t even know if it’s music we would listen to”. They also revealed they were agitated by some of the singers they met after signing to a major record label deal in 2006. Ben revealed his thoughts by saying that “so many musicians have this really commercial sensibility about everything. That made me really disgusted. Looking at music as a product, talking about what we were doing like a brand? We never thought about music that way.”
Back in August, MGMT debuted new surreal music video for their song “You Life Is A Lie,” which is from the album. In this video, the group is joined by a number of diverse characters which include a choir of skeletons, Happy Days actor Henry Winkler and a sobbing pebble.
It has been announced that MGMT will be touring the UK later this year playing 4 shows, including one at London’s Forum. The self-titled album MGMT releases on September 17th.