Air’s Nicolas Godin + Phoenix’s Thomas Mars Share New Song + Video
Nicolas Godin, half of French electronica duo Air, is preparing to release his debut solo album, Contrepoint. Today (July 8), Godin shared a new video and song, both for "Widerstehe doch der Sünde," which features Phoenix singer Thomas Mars performing under his pseudonym, Gordon Tracks, providing German-language vocals. The two previously collaborated when Mars appeared on “Playground Love”, from Air’s 2000 soundtrack of The Virgin Suicides. Watch the video for "Widerstehe doch der Sünde" below.
Directed by Sacred Egg, the clip features zombies surfing, dancing around a camp fire and being creepy. The electronic album is inspired by the work of classical composer Bach, and will be released on Sept. 18 via Because Music. Previously, Godin shared the track "Orca," also from the album, in early June when he first announced the release.
Both Air and Phoenix have been relatively inactive recently: Air's most recent album was 2012's Le voyage dans la lune, while Phoenix hasn't released a record since 2013's Bankrupt!.
Nicolas Godin – 'Widerstehe doch der Sünde'