Phantogram's Video For
  • FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016

  • Posted by: Susmita Paruchuri



Phantogram released their new track "You Don't Get Me High Anymore" off their upcoming album Three back in June, and we gotta say, it was an amazing departure from their breezy brand of synthy, indie pop. Now, to go with their edgy new sound, the band have released an equally gritty new music video.

Josh Carter recently warned Pitchfork that the video would be "pretty dark and abstract," but boy, did the band ever deliver. Directed by Grant Singer, the visuals were captured on the Salton Sea in Southern California, which, upon first glance, looks beautiful, but is actually quite an apoclyptic place, complete with rotten fish and a smell to match.

"You Don't Get Me High Anymore" is about the loneliness in superficial relationships," Carter recently told The Fader. "And that feeling of not being able to find happiness in places that were once so easy to come across. The desolation in Bombay Beach represents that feeling really well. The area was once a promising vacation spot before the droughts and now it's a ghost town."

The video beautifully mirrors the burning passion and yearning of the track, with scenes in a shabby motel room and a laboratory. There were definitely a few moments where I backed away from the screen, these weird fleshy things being stabbed--pretty revolting, but it looks like it's what the duo was going for.

Three is expected to drop on September 16th. You can watch the video above!
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