After four long years, French electronic masters Phoenix have finally shared the news of the follow up to their brilliant fifth album Bankrupt!, as well as the first electrifying tease from what will surely be an upbeat disco paradise. While their last album was chock full of soaring vocals, metallic effects, and energy that never seemed to tire, “J-Boy,” though still colorful and vibrant in signature Phoenix fashion, is softer in comparison, like the quiet, exhausted morning after an unforgettable, euphoric night. Frontman Thomas Mars once again shares a quirky, esoteric narrative through his elastic voice, asking his beloved “is it still you?” when faced with the question of why he goes through the feelings and thoughts only he can. It’s the first emotional track from an album described to be based on pure, unadulterated feelings like lust and desire, and – evident from the title – their most romantic yet.
Ti Amo will be released on June 9th.
photo by Emma Le Doyen