The self-titled debut album from Los Angeles duo Phantoms is out at the end of March. In the meantime, they have released the project’s second single “Been Here Before,” on which Kyle Kaplan tells the story of spotty cell service, a distant late-night rendezvous, and a party that never seems to end. The sense of déjà vu coupled with the reverberant, slippery synthesizer infrastructure makes for a deliciously eerie listen. Here’s the duo’s explanation of the track:
“Been Here Before” is our ode to all the LA party people we’ve known who end up in an endless loop of partying night after night. We’ve definitely been guilty of it at certain points in our life… the fear of missing out is pretty silly but very real. This track is a celebration of those times when you don’t want the party to stop even if it’s against your own best interests.
Check out “Been Here Before” below, where you can also hear previous single “Pulling Me In.” (According to the band, this song’s cover art is a parody of the “serious trap duo” while the previous track’s art lampooned clean-cut pop producers.)
01 “She Never Tells Me”
02 “Someone To Talk About” (Feat. Grace Mitchell)
05 “Throw It In The Fire”
06 “Just A Feeling” (Feat. VÉRITÉ)
07 “Been Here Before”
08 “Tried To Be Nice” (Feat. Harlie)
09 “Pulling Me In”
10 “Whatcha Want Me To Do”
Phantoms is out 3/31 via Casablanca/Republic.