Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)

Album: Oczy Mlody (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • This song evolved from writing sessions for the Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz album. The first verse is in fact the same as on Miley Cyrus' ode to her late dog "The Floyd Song (aka Sunrise)." Wayne Coyne explained: "It's in its original key (we made it a slightly higher register for Cyrus) and has the same melody and chords but with a radically different vibe."

    He added: "The other verses are a kind of philosophical take on the struggle and acceptance of death, the death of love, the pain of living in the face of sadness... but it is, I think, also about being in awe of beauty and power and just the weirdness of existing. Ha!"
  • The song's music video blends naturalistic images with shots of the band playing. "The 'Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)' video is part somber and sad and part childlike, ethereal fantasy," Wayne Coyne said.

    As the visual plays, the real life shots become interspersed with animated effects. Coyne said of the animation, "The other part, the ethereal fantasy part, is Disney cartoon meets James Bond movie title sequence. The sun turns into a bouncy, drippy ball and is kicked around (and played with) by a giddy, cosmic nymph. Dancing and tripping in the echoes of dawn."

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