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MNDR-Hell-To-Be-You-Baby-final-single-cover-art-3000MNDR “Hell To Be You Baby”

The follow-up to 2012’s Feed Me Diamonds has long been in the making, but the release of the anthemic Mark Ronson and Peter Wade-produced single, “Hell to Be You Baby,” signals that the new album is imminent! “Let’s get down, here we go” … MNDR wastes no time in getting to the point. In spite of its euphoric house piano and big beat rhythm, the album’s title track takes a broad swipe at the toxicity of self-obsession and the grand illusion spawned in social media and pop culture. Make no mistake, however, this is a clarion call to the dance floor — just please, no selfies.
Indie film fans may pick up a few nods to Trent Harris’s cult classic Beaver Trilogy in the official music video, which features Lawrence Rothman playing the role of MNDR.
Listen to Mark Ronson, MNDR & Q-Tip on “Bang Bang Bang”

“Bang Bang Bang”

Un deux trois
Bang bang bang

MNDR:
Feathers
I’m plucking feathers
One by one by one
No more skylarking
Around my head
You’re in formation
But there’s no hiding
By moulting feathers

Q-Tip:
On the plane, on my brain, ’bout to do the sho’
40k contract, take it out the do’
Dice, symbolize my life, roll ’em on the flo’
From your grubby hands, as you hand the grand stand
You live a shitty life, we live a bon, bon vie
Hotter than the book, while we watch the tv
Think you got us fooled, who? never again
First time, shame on me, second time, your time will end

No way
Bang your de-ead
Paint your silhouette
Je te plumerai la tete
Je te plumerai la tete

On no, oh no, oh no

Bang your de-ead
Alouette
Paint your silhouette
Je te plumerai la tete
Je te plumerai la tete

On no, oh no, oh no

No way, no
The clock is ticking forward
No way
It’s just a cruel, cruel world

Q-tip:
Cruel world is fittin’, they got us all hittin’
With late night divisions, and lab app decisions
But based with decisions, to fight a fricassée
And you’ve clearly decided, on how to handle me
Difficile, immbocile, is it fake, is it real
Are we dying on our feet, are we trying in our sleep
There’s a rumour goin’ ’round, ’bout the suits runnin’ town
If you look into the sky, them birds fly high, high, high

MNDR:
Numbers, you fly by numbers
You’re logging hours hours, and don’t see the big picture
Over your shoulder, you’ll get no last words
Because it’s too late, you’ve clipped your own wings (your own wings)

No way
Bang your de-ead
Paint your silhouette
Je te plumerai la tete
Je te plumerai la tete

On no, oh no, oh no

Bang your de-ead
Alouette
Paint your silhouette
Je te plumerai la tete
Je te plumerai la tete

On no, oh no, oh no

We’re never gonna, believe in, the stories, that you’re weavin’
We’re never gonna, believe in, the stories, that you’re weavin’
We’re never gonna, believe in, the stories, that you’re weavin’
We’re believin’ in the proof, we’re believin’ in the truth
We’re believin’ in each other, not you, you, you

Stories (you with the tall tales), how many stories (so many tall tales)
We climb the structure (you scale the ladder)
You build it higher (you make us madder)
We take our aim (so now we’re bearin’ off)
You perch above your nest ( gotcha in your charms)
The stories in your head (it’s a crazy _______)
That’s what got you dead

No way, no
The clock is ticking forward (as the time just ticks away)
No way
It’s just a cruel, cruel world (cruel, cruel world)

No way
Bang your de-ead
Paint your silhouette
Je te plumerai la tete
Je te plumerai la tete

On no, oh no, oh no

Bang your de-ead
Alouette
Paint your silhouette
Je te plumerai la tete
Je te plumerai la tete

On no, oh no, oh no

Un, deux, trois
No one ever does it like that anymore
Bang, bang, bang
When feathers fly you deny everything (alouette)

Un, deux, trois
No one ever does it like that anymore
Bang, bang, bang (alouette)
When feathers fly you deny everything, yeah

Oh no, oh no, oh no

UPDATE 8.12.11: The single is now certified at 3.2 million in sales worldwide!

MNDR’s hit with Mark Ronson and The Business Int’l just keeps going. “Bang Bang Bang” was featured on Now That’s What I Call Music! 77 in the United Kingdom which has now sold more than 1.2 million copies and been certified Platinum!

You can get one here at iTunes!

MNDR makes an appearance in Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Songs of 2010 with “Bang Bang Bang” by Mark Ronson and the Business Int’l. MNDR is featured on “Bang Bang Bang” alongside rap legend Q-Tip in what Rolling Stone described as a “synth-pop fire starter.” Check out the list here.

MNDR’s Amanda Warner is making her music video debut in Mark Ronson’s first single “Bang Bang Bang”. The video was directed by Warren Fu and also features Q-Tip along with some intergalactic breakdancers and other party-goers.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR59nCDWaDY

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