LISTEN: Phantogram Drop Dark New Single “Mister Impossible”
Ahead of a late summer headlining tour, the electro-pop duo share their fourth single since 2016’s Three.
Phantogram haven’t released an album since the one-two punch of 2015’s Big Boi collab Big Grams and 2016’s Three, but they certainly haven’t been absent from the music scene. They returned in a big way with their dark, glitchy, electro-pop sound in 2018 for the dual single “Someday / Saturday,” and followed that up earlier this year with the standalone banger “Into Happiness.”
Today Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter are keeping this momentum up with another new one-off release, the characteristically smooth duet “Mister Impossible.” It’s dark and sleek, and would feel just as at home in a whiskey ad as it would in a John Wick–caliber action feature with at least one ass-beating in a very exclusive nightclub.
“‘Mister Impossible’ was a song title we had in mind for a long time before it was written,” the band explains of the track’s origins. “We started working on it in the studio we built over the last year in Laurel Canyon, which we call Harmony West… Then we went out to Joshua Tree this last spring to work at Rancho de la Luna, where the recording really came together—some of the most fun we’ve had making music in a long time.”