Watch Phoenix’s Video for ‘Chloroform’, Directed by Sophia Coppola

Jeremy D. Larson/

Jeremy D. Larson/

Following a total reconstruction by Sleigh Bells, Franco-pop stars Phoenix have unveiled the new video for their slinky ballad “Chloroform” from their latest album, Bankrupt!. Singer Thomas Mars called upon the auteur talents of his wife, director Sophia Coppola (Lost In Translation, The Virgin Suicides) to take the helm and visualize this bucolic, dreamlike scene of the band performing on a stage in the middle distance.

Watch the entire clip here, streaming on the Museum of Modern Art’s website.

In an interview about the video, Coppola further explained the sepia-toned ennui happening in the clip

“I wanted it to be a fantasy of young girls fixated on a band they love,” said Coppola, “and try to capture that feeling I remember of seeing bands when I was a kid, when you could totally lose it…and to play up the band as close but out of reach. It’s a fantasy audience, all young, pretty girls.”

Phoenix will be playing this year’s KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2013 alongside Arcade Fire,  LordeThe NeighbourhoodCapital Cities, and many others. 

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