Brooklyn based duo Phantogram have been teasing a release of a new song all week and the time has finally come.
The electronic rock duo consisting of Joshua Carter and Sarah Barthel did not disappoint with their latest release “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”. The song acts a predecessor to their upcoming tour and album release. Their next album, Three (2016) is set to be released by Republic Records in September.
The newest track finds Carter and Barthel pushing boundaries as they explore a new and darker territory. In a recent interview with Pitchfork, they mentioned that this album was overshadowed by death, giving it darker themes but allowing them to open themselves opening up musically. They shed their classic indie ideals in favour of eclectic collaborations and new influences. In the same interview Carter described the newest track as “funky” and “dark.”
“You Don’t Get Me High Anymore,” focuses on an addiction losing its edge. The substance of question remains anonymous, allowing the song to take on deep and more ambiguous meaning. Listeners are able to plug in their own vices to the narrative as they follow the songs acoustic waves. The relatable lyrics and catchy beat is sure to make this song a staple for summer.
The song is currently streaming on Apple Music and Spotify. Listen in the player above.
You can catch them on their upcoming tour at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on October 19th.