British electronic duo the Chemical Brothers head in a new direction on “The Golden Path,” a song they recently recorded with help from Oklahoma-based rock trio the Flaming Lips. “Wayne Coyne is really infectious,” says Chemical Brother Ed Simons. “He makes you feel really excited about the music. What he’s done for us, the words, the song he’s grafted on to our music, it’s the next level of Chemical Brothers music — it’s just really good.”
The new tune, which Simons’ partner Tom Rowlands calls “psychedelic, up-tempo and emotional wide-screen,” will be included on the Chems’ upcoming CD/DVD career retrospective The Singles: 1993-03, due in September.