The Flaming Lips are set to drop an elaborate April Fool’s joke on the world with their new album. The Terror is due out April 1 and could be a change of pace for the Lips: Frontman Wayne Coyne says the album is bleak and disturbing, and hinges around the premise that “WE were hopeless, WE were disturbed” and says he values “letting hope in one area die so that hope can start to live in another.” Whatever that means.

Sounding a little more like himself, Coyne then goes on to elaborate at length about what it means to have love, give love, know love, and so on. The real terror, he says, is that “without love, life goes on… we just go on… there is no mercy killing.” So, yeah. Sounds like it’s going to be a record primed for live confetti blasts.