Listen: The Flaming Lips share video for grand new track ‘Mother Please Don’t Be Sad’

'American Head' is set for release on September 11

While gearing up for the release of American Head, which is set for release on September 11th via Warner Brothers, The Flaming Lips have shared a video for their new track “Mother Please Don’t Be Sad.”

The grand new ballad is written from the point of view of a son who has already died. Frontman Wayne Coyne wrote the lyrics about a real-life incident where he was held at gunpoint at work, but he reimagines it with a tragic ending. The accompanying video for the track sees the band performing from their staple plastic bubbles.

Watch the video for “Mother Please Don’t Be Sad” below.