All Phantogram do is write jams. The New York State duo of Joshua Carter and Sarah Barthel has lined our playlists with hits over the past 10 years, and this year’s new single “Into Happiness”, their first release since 2016, has continued the magnetic intrigue. We hyped the track a few weeks back, but today (July 23) comes a new video, directed by Floria Sigismondi.
“‘Into Happiness’ is a song about growth and realization of a lot of things in our lives over the years,” Phantogram state. ” We teamed up with Floria Sigismondi, whose work we’ve loved for some time; it was fun to put ourselves in her hands and let her take the video and song where she saw it going. Since we’ve known each other since preschool, she wanted to show our journey together throughout our lives.”
Sigismondi adds: “There is an Eastern myth about the red thread of fate — a string tied by the gods around one’s little finger connecting them to other souls they are destined to meet. The cord may stretch or tangle, but it never breaks and their fates are always tied. The ‘Into Happiness’ visual plays on this concept, metaphorically exploring this connection. We meet Sarah and Josh at different ages as they move through an enigmatic dreamworld, always connected by this red string representing their passion, friendship, and music.”