With Phantogram back in full swing with their usual electro-rock sound, they’ve been promoting “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” — the first single to their next album, Three, out September 30 — since it dropped back in June.
The visual is set in California’s Bombay Beach at the edge of the Salton Sea, which the producing half of Phantogram was a setting that represented the meaning of the song. Josh Carter spoke The FADER, who premiered the video:
“You Don’t Get Me High Anymore is about the loneliness in superficial relationships 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. We were excited that Grant [Singer] picked that spot, he understood the aesthetic of the song right off the bat and ran with it.”
Watch the video above.