MGMT’s Ben Goldwasser apologized Friday for releasing their new single “Flash Delirium,” a track that has left many people in the music world flabbergasted. The track was released for free via an official download on March 9 and quickly created a minor controversy due to its odd form and mash up of styles.
Goldwasser’s statement, which he gave to Spinner, can be read below:
“When we first wrote that song, we were laughing so hard. Andrew [VanWyngarden] just reminded me of that, that we thought it was the funniest thing we’d ever heard. And then we got used to it, it started to sound more normal. It’s not a single, but we thought it was a good way to entice people to listen to the whole record. I’m sure there are plenty of people who think it’s completely weird and not what they were expecting. I’m sorry.”