Your Life Is a Lie
|"Your Life Is a Lie"|
|Single by MGMT|
|from the album MGMT|
|Released||August 6, 2013|
|Genre||Psychedelic rock, noise pop|
|Songwriter(s)||Andrew VanWyngarden, Ben Goldwasser|
|MGMT singles chronology|
In an interview with XFM, VanWyngarden explained the meaning behind of this song: "Your Life Is a Lie in particular was never meant to be directed at our fans or anybody in particular. What it's meant for more is to be utilized as a kind of weapon that you can direct towards whoever you want and it's supposed to be an empowering song."
In the July 2013 issue of NME magazine, the song is explained as "a burst of clattering, misanthropic buzz-pop vitriol"; while Relix Magazine explains it as a "lyrically dark song". In this same interview, VanWyngarden explains that he wrote the song "while tripping hard on acid by a fire".
On August 5, the band premiered the music video for this song, which was directed by Tom Kuntz; the promotion of the video it's accompanied with an interactive kaleidoscopic video embedded on their official website. A day after, the single was given as a free download with the album pre-order on iTunes.
On the August 22 episode of The Late Show with David Letterman, the band appeared and performed the song. On August 28, Pitchfork premiered a 'Sunroof Remix' of the song made by the Mute Records founder Daniel Miller, alongside the producer Gareth Jones.
|1.||"Your Life Is a Lie"||2:04|
|2.||"Your Life Is a Lie" (A Sunroof Mix by Daniel Miller and Gareth Jones)||6:57|
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