Phoenix announce ‘dark’ new album, ‘Ti Amo’
French rock-pop band Phoenix have announced their sixth album, Ti Amo, in a recent interview with The New York Times. Set to be released in early June, the LP will be the band’s first album in four years. Though the band is known for its lighthearted, upbeat tracks like “1901” and “Lisztomania,” its members have revealed that this album will have darker undertones.
The band was recording the new album in Paris while the city was undergoing changes like taking in refugees, a rise of alt-right politics, and series of terrorist attacks. On the night of the attacks at the Bataclan, where Phoenix had played and attended concerts, guitarist Christian Mazzalai was trapped in the studio after police shut down the city.
Daniel Glass, head of the band’s record label, says the record “came out of darkness, out of concern,” but despite the dark world happening outside their door, the band pulled together an “incredibly colorful” record.
“What we’re hearing from everybody, from KCRW to Apple to Pandora to Spotify,” continued Glass, “is that they’re loving this record. Because it makes them feel good.”
Phoenix is preparing for a huge world tour to promote the album. See where to catch them here, and look for the album on June 9.
H/T: The New York Times