It’s been 11 years since the band's debut album and five years since their last record: If you’re expecting a return to the sound of Oracular Spectacular, you might be surprised by MGMT’s new direction. “When You Die” is the second single from the band’s newest record Little Dark Age, an album created largely via long-distance emails between bandmates. Sonically, this might be one of the most pleasant songs ever written about death, but the video itself is a dark, psychedelic twist on the concept of a Groundhog Day. This is more than a return to form for the band—it’s a return to the risk and innovation that fans came to love and expect from MGMT.
MGMT - “When You Die”