Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter, known as electronic duo Phantogram, have debuted "You Don't Get Me High Anymore," the first single from their upcoming record Three. Watch the official music video and some interview clips in the studio below, courtesy of the group's YouTube.
Phantogram "You Don't Get Me High Anymore" Music Video
<h5>Phantogram "You Don't Get Me High Anymore" Video Credits</h5>
<blockquote>Directed by Grant Singer
Produced by Jona Ward
For Ranch Hand Entertainment</blockquote>
"You Don't Get Me High Anymore" In The Studio
The song begins with a heavy breakbeat that showcases the group's electronic rock side, and then transitions into a slower hook with softer vocals during the pre-chorus. "Nothing is fun / Not like before," Barthel sings. She also includes lines like, "Walk with me to the end / Stare with me into the abyss," to describe a relationship that applies as much to drug habits as lackluster relationships.
Phantogram spoke with Pitchfork about what inspired the song:
Josh Carter: “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” is kind of about this feeling of everything being redundant and nothing being good enough. Metaphorically, it’s about addiction. It’s also about certain things that we see in culture, pop culture, and even music that we find redundant, that we’ve always kind of strayed away from as a group.
Sarah Barthel: Yeah, it also taps into this idea of wanting to feel something. Basically, wanting to feel something strong and doing whatever it takes to feel it again, because you know it feels good and you miss it.
In an interview with SPIN, the producer of the track, Ricky Reed, spoke about the dark mood behind the album:
Sarah, you know, lost her sister during the making of this album. Right in the middle of it, literally. We were about five or six songs in. Becky passed away, and then we took time off, of course, and got back to work, and even before then it was a pretty dark album, and of course, you can imagine after. So, I think it might surprise people: a) how dark it is and b) how heavy it is at times. It’s really heavy; it’s very affronting.
Three is scheduled to be released on October 7, 2016. Pick it up on Amazon.
Phantogram also recently announced their 2016 tour plans, and ticket sales have begun. Get more info on their Zumic artist page.