Phoenix Announce New Album and share new single ‘Tonight’ featuring Vampire Weekend

Phoenix announces their first new album in five years ‘Alpha Zulu’, with the stunning new single ‘Tonight’ that features the vocal talents of Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig.

Phoenix took advantage of the empty spaces during the lockdown and made lemonade out of the lemon that was COVID, and took up the incredible opportunity to record in the Paris’ Musée des Arts Décoratifs, which sits in the Palais du Louvre. 

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

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

To coincide with the announcement, Phoenix has shared the new single ‘Tonight’, which features Vampire Weekend’s main man Ezra Koenig. 

Check out the slick Oscar Boyson-directed video, cover, and tracklist below:


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Alpha Zulu Tracklist:

  1. Alpha Zulu
  2. Tonight [feat. Ezra Koenig]
  3. The Only One
  4. After Midnight
  5. Winter Solstice
  6. Season 2
  7. Artefact
  8. All Eyes on Me
  9. My Elixir
  10. Identical

Alpha Zulu, slated for release on November 4 via Loyaute/Glassnote.