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The husband and wife pair of Thomas Mars and Sofia Coppola collaborate for Phoenix’s “Chloroform” video. The marriage of both filmmaker and musician released the seventh track off of Phoenix’s latest LP, Bankrupt! The music video features Coppola’s indie filmmaking techniques on an online debut at MoMA. Coppola tells Indie Wire of her approach, “I wanted to show they were at a Phoenix concert, but keep them afar and mysterious, and have the focus be on the girls… I wanted the video to be about the girls losing it over the band, and that feeling you have when you think a band is romantic.”
Phoenix is a four man group from Versailles, France consisting of Thomas Mars, Deck d’Arcy, Christian Mazzalai, and Laurent Brancowitz. Phoenix’s humble beginnings were based out of a garage band in the suburbs of Paris. In the turn of the decade, Phoenix released their first LP, United, with a rapid success following their 2009 album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix characteristically taking home Best Alternative Music Album, an appearance on “Best of” lists in Rolling Stone, and striking gold just a year later. Phoenix’s latest release this early February, Bankrupt!, features more experimental sound with a warm loyalty to the band’s characteristic sound. Currently being promoted in the midst of the band’s world tour, Bankrupt! has attracted media attention across the board, debuting at #4 on the American Billboard 200 albums chart.
Inspired from a photograph out of a Joseph Sterling novel, The Age of Adolescence, the music video’s beautiful cinematography and intense emotion are already attracting warm review from the collaboration.
The video can be found here.