Electronic Producer Tycho Drops Mesmerizing New Single “Phantoms”

Tycho’s trademark sound imbued with an Italo Disco neon noir

2x Grammy Award-nominated Tycho has returned with new single, “Phantom.” The release comes with the announcement of their new album, INFINITE HEALTH (Mom + Pop / Ninja Tune).

The results sparkle, none more so than on lead single, “Phantom,” which Tycho cites as his favorite track on the album. Accompanied by a suitably iridescent, 80s-influenced visual, the upbeat track sees Tycho’s trademark sound imbued with an Italo Disco neon noir.

“I wanted ‘Phantom’ to feel like a blend of lights in a nightclub with some unknown entity; a moving and shifting intelligence that served as a conduit to a deeper understanding of what’s beneath the surface of existence,” says Tycho. “It’s also about coming to terms with mortality, with the phantom being the ever-present specter. I spent more hours on this song than any other on the record. I played a Juno emulation for that bassline, and I feel like that bassline, and style of bass playing, is something pretty new for me.”

Sonically, Infinite Health sees Tycho returning to a more electronic-based production style, “focusing on breaks, drums, and rhythmic elements. Then, using that as the foundation, and having all the instrumentation follow that lead, as opposed to the other way around.”

Tycho is the project of celebrated San Francisco songwriter, musician, and producer Scott Hansen, and the new album is co-produced with Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor and Tycho guitarist Zac Brown.

Are you vibing with “Phantom”?

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