Z BERG of new band PHASES, (signed to Warner Bros. Records) endorsed by none other than the king of pop himself Adam Levine (see below) joins Nicole Hanratty on the LOAR podcast September 8, 2015.
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PHASES “I’M IN LOVE WITH MY LIFE” MUSIC VIDEO
Z Berg and Nicole Hanratty chat about everything from the extreme heat, listening to music in Z’s 80’s Mercedes, Berg’s celebrity crushes, and Phases new album “For Life” is due out September 18, 2015.
Z Berg shares the evolution of cinematic dream pop song, “I’m In Love With My Life” from an overheard statement, and the heat inspired song “Cooler.”
To be clear—no one in the band actually said the words, “I’m In Love With My Life” but that didn’t deter Phases from turning the misheard statement into a song. The band’s tracks are larger than the melodies that get stuck in your head like sweet taffy that lingers in your mouth. Phases songs have sticking power.
Of song COOLER, Berg says, “The funny part about that song is that it has kind of become the most resonant song in the bunch to me.” On top of distorted electronic sounds in “Cooler,” Phases incorporates honest lyrics that bring back pivotal scenes from high school days. Their pop songs make 80’s reminiscent bold statements—much like Z Berg’s own 80’s Mercedes. If you have ever fallen head over heals for someone, then realized they weren’t half of what you thought they were—because as Z Berg says, “there’s just no more relatable feeling than, ‘Damn, I really thought you were cooler.’”
For LA music fans: September 24, 2015, Phases play The Lyric Theatre in Los Angeles.
PHASES NEW ALBUM “FOR LIFE” ON ITUNES
Phases is longtime LA friends Z Berg (The Like), Jason Boesel (Rilo Kiley/Bright Eyes), Alex Greenwald (Phantom Planet) and Michael Runion——formerly the band JJAMZ.
CELEB TWEETS ABOUT PHASES
Adam Levine tweets “Check it out” on Phases “I’m In Love With My Life” new music video.
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) June 17, 2015
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Interview / Music review by Nicole Hanratty
September 8, 2015