MGMT: COLD READING – NEW SINGLE ‘PRESENT TENSE’ OUT NOW

Cold Reading just released the title track of their new EP and second instalment ‘Part 2: Present Tense’, set for release on September 27th via Krod Records. Read how singer Mike describes the lyrical content below.

Listen to ‘Present Tense’ here.

“My feelings and thoughts often wander into the past and it feels like I’m leaving the Now for a while. Or I’m wondering where my path might lead, instead of devoting my whole self to the moment. I was inspired by the Buddhist teaching of living in the here and now. On the one hand, ‘Part 2: Present Tense’ is about the difficulty of accepting all my experiences, to let them rest and not to look too far ahead. On the other hand, the lyrics are me advising myself to go through life more carefully and consciously. And even though ‘Part 2: Present Tense’ is primarily about the present, the Now is directly linked to the past and the future.”