New York duo Phantogram have been out on the road a lot this year, but have managed to release a few stand-alone singles, including today's track "In A Spiral." In a press release, vocalist Sarah Barthel provides some insight into the new song:
“In A Spiral” 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. 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.
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 L.A. 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.
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