Phantogram Sink Into “Same Old Blues” on New Song

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Sarah Barthel of Phantogram performs onstage at the MTV Pre VMA concert hosted by Taco Bell at Terminal 5 on August 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for MTV)

Phantogram’s Three was originally scheduled to be released tomorrow (Setember 16). It’s since been delayed until October 7, so for now we’ll make do with the newly released “Same Old Blues.” Layering a clip-clopping beat over a fuzzy sample of a choir singing, the song finds an anguished Sarah Barthel channeling a hint of Alison Mosshart‘s neo-noir Western swag.

“I keep on having this dream where I’m stuck in a hole and I can’t get out,” Barthel laments. Between “Same Old Blues,” “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore,” “Cruel World,” and “Run Blood Run,” Three is indeed shaping up to be the dark and emotionally heavy album producer Ricky Reed promised. Listen to it below.

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