Phantogram are back with a cyclical new single called “In a Spiral.”
“In a Spiral” is a glitchy, beat-driven track full of analogue synths, layered samples, and a dark, eerie production. The cyclical nature of the tune not only applies to the instrumental lines, but also to the lyricism, with lines like “I can see the end is going round/ Every day, every day in a spiral.”
The new track “started from a beat that Josh [Carter] had in his back pocket for quite some time, which I had gravitated to immediately and written some vocal ideas for,” band member Sarah Barthel explains in a statement. “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.”
Listen to “In a Spiral” below.