“Little Dark Age” is MGMT’s first song in four years as well as their lead single for their forthcoming fourth studio album and I just wish it was a bit more impactful. The psychedelic synth rock track hears them continuing the strange fusion they created on their self titled record while embracing some pop elements that made their debut such a success. However the two sounds just don’t mix too well. It’s not a bad song but it’s not great either. It’s a one time listen song that will have you deciding half way through that you aren’t going to listen to it again. A bit of a shame because I miss the days that their music was all over the radio and charts and I would’ve loved them to make a colourful return. However this return is more like a 2am acid trip than a 9pm singalong. It’s a dark and moody track that commentates on the internal monologue that happens through the dark times. “Forgiving who you are for what you stand to gain. Just know that if you hide, it doesn’t go away”. As a lead single its a little grimm but if this is the angle they are going towards then it could work I guess.






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