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Phoenix Release Single 'Tonight' Ahead of New Album 'Alpha Zulu'

French indie band Phoenix have released a new single from their upcoming album Alpha Zulu, which is due out November 4.

Their first album in five years, Alpha Zulu will be the follow-up to 2017’s Ti Amo. The 10-track album was self-produced by Phoenix and recorded in Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs, which is located in the Palais du Louvre. According to press materials, the record was largely inspired by the band’s late friend and collaborator Philippe Zdar, who died in 2019.

Ahead of the album's fall release, the band have shared the single “Tonight”: a duet with Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig – marking the band's first time collaborating with a guest vocalist. Additionally, Phoenix have shared an Oscar Boyson-directed visual, which was shot in Tokyo and Paris, partly within their Musée des Arts Décoratifs studio.

“We felt it would be a fantastic adventure to create something out of nothing in a museum,” Laurent “Branco” Brancowitz said about the space. “And so with the pandemic, we could live exactly this scene, to be alone in an empty museum.”

“I was a bit afraid, when there was too much beauty around us, that to create something could be a bit hard,” Christian Mazzalai added. “But it was the opposite: we couldn’t stop producing music. In these first 10 days, we wrote almost all of the album.”

You can pre-order Alpha Zulu here.

In related news, Phoenix just kicked off their tour. They'll be traveling around North America before heading overseas in November. You can find tickets and more tour info on the band's website.

Watch the music video for "Tonight" below.

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Article Image: Phoenix band members Thomas Mars (left) and Deck D'Arcy (right) sing into microphones during a 2018 concert. (Raph_PH [CC BY 2.0] via Wikimedia Commons.)

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