The Guy from MGMT Wrote a Trashy Club Track About Coronavirus
Published Mar 05, 2020The coronavirus has become a global epidemic, and who better to manage such a thing than a band called MGMT? In fact, the group's Andrew VanWyngarden has shared a goofy dance song about the global pandemic.
It all started when Charli XCX pontificated over who would be the first to namedrop the topical sickness that has most certainly taken the world by storm:
which artist do we think will name check coronavirus in their lyrics first?— Charli (@charli_xcx) March 4, 2020
No stranger to super topical lyrics himself, the 1975's Matty Healy joked that he delayed the band's new album so that he could work them in:
Honestly why this new album is delayed https://t.co/PaF7Iy4gO1— 🥾🌍 (@Truman_Black) March 4, 2020
The answer to Charli's question was, of course, MGMT. Specifically, a Twitter account named for the band's Andrew VanWyngarden shared a SoundCloud link, where he wrote, "I didn't finish it today but this is a teaser."
The official MGMT account has retweeted VanWyngarden's account, meaning despite the lack of a blue checkmark, it's almost certainly him.
Listen to a teaser of "Oh No Corona" below.