Igniting the engine with fizzy beats, European influences, and declarations of love, Phoenix bursts through the world with Italo-disco that will have you dancing all night long. Pulling inspiration from different corners of Europe, Ti Amo is their most vibrant album yet. Whilst making this album, Phoenix was thinking a lot about the darkness coming over their home country (France), the rest of Europe and even the USA. Far-right politics were marching into a world where darkness was being brought upon beauty- so they thought they would change that. Ti Amo brings light to the darkness – it is an album that uses the listeners bodies to paint colorful pictures around them with endless dance moves and sing-along tunes.
Noisey describes, “Phoenix’s return embraces the continent’s kaleidoscopic beauty.” The article goes on to interview guitarist-keyboardist Laurent Brancowitz, and he describes the new album as “European, Latin roots, our fantasized version of Italy.” He goes on to explain that even the album artwork mimics “the romantic graffiti you can find on so many Italian walls.” The album flourishes with these descriptions, turning Phoenix’s sound into more Italo-disco rather than indie disco. Yet, the members of Phoenix stay true to their original roots and remain effortlessly and undeniably French.
The French disco band are back in Cologne and bringing a night full of endless dancing on Monday September 25. The fabulous, Parcels, are even opening for Phoenix, guaranteeing a night full of dance tunes that will leave you wanting more.