Phoenix are back with their first release since their 2018 Record Store Day single, 'Monologue'.
'Identical' made its world premiere via The Zane Lowe Show on Apple Radio on Thursday (20/8). The new track is part of the Original Soundtrack of Sofia Coppola's upcoming film, On The Rocks, starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones. In true Phoenix tradition, the band will be providing the original score for Coppola's A24 release. This marks Coppola and the band's fifth soundtrack collaboration, which started with 'Too Young' in the iconic karaoke scene of Lost in Translation.
IDENTICAL 🎶 https://t.co/nAoWa3c0Fr 🔥— Phoenix (@wearephoenix) August 19, 2020
From the original soundtrack of the upcoming motion picture "On The Rocks" & In Memory of Philippe Zdar ..#Identical #OnTheRocks @AppleTV @A24 pic.twitter.com/tShJ7IcTih
Sofia Coppola comes home with ON THE ROCKS, her sparkling ode to pre-pandemic NYC (and madcap father-daughter adventures) starring Bill Murray and Rashida Jones. In Theaters and on Apple TV+ this October 🍸 pic.twitter.com/OXaknoiODC— A24 (@A24) August 19, 2020
The band dedicates their latest track to French touch pioneer Philippe Zdar who passed away last year. In an interview with Zane Lowe, Phoenix shared that 'Identical' was the first new song they ever worked on for their upcoming album, "This song is about Philippe. Everything about the song is Philippe."
Roman Coppola, who has worked on the music videos of 'Funky Squaredance' and 'Long Distance Call', also created the accompanying visual below:
Last July, frontman Thomas Mars revealed that there will be "new music soonish" via a Live Chat on YouTube during the live stream of the band's 2017 Paris concert. Mars also confirmed that a new album is in the works, but will take some time before its release. The forthcoming record is the followup to the French quartet's 2017 album, Ti Amo.
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...So guys this is what we got today😫😍❤️🥺🥺🥺I hope we can make it through these weeks without going crazy😂Was great to see y'all in the chat❤️Thanks for making this possible, @blogotheque #wearephoenix #thomasmars #laurentbrancowitz #christianmazzalai #deckdarcy #thomashedlund #robincoudert #lablogotheque #concertlife #fangirling #feenixcountdown #feenixtrash
'Identical' is available on 7" vinyl. Pre-order it here.
IDENTICAL limited edition 7inch vinyl including b-sides of music taken from our score for "On The Rocks" is available to pre-order now— Phoenix (@wearephoenix) August 19, 2020
➡ https://t.co/R0jB9WdWFv #Identical #OnTheRocks pic.twitter.com/447nbQnXm4
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