French pop rock band, Phoenix, joins forces with Atlanta’s emerging talent Clairo to share a new version of their Alpha Zulu track “After Midnight.” The new collaboration is Versailles-native group’s second official guest feature, following “Tonight” with Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig.
Alpha Zulu is Phoenix’s seventh studio album. It was released in 2022, introducing songs like “The Only One,” “Winter Solstice,” and “All Eyes on Me.” “After Midnight” was one of the most loved tracks from the record, so it’s not a surprise that the band members have decided to re-release it.
The lyrics go as such: “Somewhere, somewhere, somewhere to go/ Many years ago/ Would you allow?/ Could you allow?/ That’s what they’re like/ Did you look? /Did you look?/ Heavenly, heavenly sort of sounds adolescent/ Well I told you not, not to look from the start?/ When the sun is almost gone it’s way too much.”
In a statement, Phoenix said, “We’ve loved Claire since day 1. What a treat it is to have her sing with us! We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.” Clairo added, “I’ve been a massive fan of Phoenix for as long as I can remember, and I’m very grateful that they asked me to sing on this remix.”
Clairo’s contribution gives a fresh new sound to “After Midnight.” The American singer-songwriter had last released the 12-track record, Sling, co-written by Jack Antonoff. Phoenix, on the other hand, are preparing for their tour with Beck, which will kick off this summer.
Check the lyric video below:
Listen to “After Midnight” here: