Phoenix have returned with a brand new single known as ‘Alpha Zulu’. Marking the French group’s first new music in two years, the track follows ‘Identical’, which they contributed to soundtrack for Sofia Coppola’s On the Rocks. Based on a press launch, the title comes from a phrase Thomas Mars heard a pilot repeating over the radio throughout a flight in a storm. Hearken to it under.
In an interview with Apple Music 1, Mars defined:
To me, I’m so terrified of flying that it seems like Mayday once I heard this the primary time. Like, “Alpha Zulu, Alpha Zulu, taking place.” And so I assume it caught with me, and it got here out in a wierd manner within the studio. The way in which we make music is so… It’s actually collaborative, and it’s virtually like remedy, sort of. And I don’t know what we simply did, but in addition the sense of time felt actually unusual as a result of we labored on this for a very long time in the course of the pandemic. I assume each album that got here out not too long ago is a pandemic file, kind of. All of them need to be linked to this bizarre second in life. I’m unsure after we began, after we stopped, how lengthy we stopped for. However sooner or later after we have been seeing the top of the tunnel, not solely the pandemic, type of, a minimum of we may assume, “Oh, there’s going to be a tour.” That was going to be a risk of this file popping out then. Then it clicked, and all of the joyful items that we have been hoping for, got here collectively and made this file. And you utilize that point of self-reflection, and you utilize it, it comes out within the music. So I assume all that point spent not doing something is in some way popping out on this file. It does one thing to you.
Phoenix issued their most up-to-date album, Ti Amo, in 2017.