I had no idea what today’s track would be, but for whatever reason I’ve been humming this song all morning despite not listening to it for… months? That’s testament to just how catchy ‘Trying to Be Cool’ is.
‘Trying to Be Cool’ is Phoenix at their most indie pop and it’s a delightful listen form the cascading guitars/synths/strings (I’m not 100% sure on the instrument(s)) in the intro to the wonderful mini-guitar solo. The bassline, the drums. It’s all SO good. And, unusually for a pop song, the outro is one of the best bits.
Also, check out the video for this one, it’s one of my favourites: it’s not trying to be cool, it just is.
Track: Trying to Be Cool
From: Bankrupt! [Loyauté]