Hot off the heels of their North American headline tour, Phantogram releases their new single, “In A Spiral,” from their highly anticipated upcoming project, today—listen HERE!
Of the inspiration behind “In A Spiral,” Sarah Barthel of Phantogram says, “‘In A Spiral’ started from a beat that Josh had in his back pocket for quite some time, which I had gravitated to immediately and written some vocal ideas for. But the song was waiting for the right moment to reveal itself to us… We threw it on at the last minute while we were preparing to go record in Joshua Tree at the magical Rancho de la Luna with our friend Boots, and once we got out there everything started to fall into place.”
Josh Carter continues, “I started chopping up sample patterns, and we all messed around with a few analogue synths till we found the right vibe… We finished up the track in LA with Andrew Dawson. There’s a lot of energy in this song with dark, interesting wordplay. An inspiring feeling of making music in the desert. Beauty in desolation.”
The band will be chatting with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 today at 12:30pm ET about “In A Spiral” and their forthcoming project—be sure to tune in!
“In A Spiral” follows Phantogram’s latest offerings, “Mister Impossible” and “Into Happiness,” which have been praised by Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Consequence Of Sound, PAPER Magazine, Paste Magazine, Under The Radar, FLOOD Magazine and many more. The duo recently wrapped their summer headline tour across North America, and they will be performing at several festivals this fall, see the full list of upcoming dates below.
Stay tuned for more from Phantogram this fall!