Phoenix – ‘Trying To Be Cool’

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The band’s bright French-pop groove is every bit as irresistible as Mars’ advances.

On ‘Trying To Be Cool’, Thomas Mars is wooing someone with “two dozen pink and white ranunculus”. The band’s bright French-pop groove is every bit as irresistible as Mars’ advances, right up to the final line, “There is no physical evidence of cannibal boyfriends’’. Rejected from the soundtrack of romantic zombie comedy Warm Bodies, perchance?


Nick Levine

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Record label: Atlantic
Release date: 08 Jul, 2013