Phoenix team-up with CANADA for a Live Performance of ‘Trying To Be Cool’ & ‘Drakkar Noir’

PHOENIX Trying To Be Cool - Drakkar Noir

You’ve gotta hand it to CANADA, those guys know how to direct music videos! Recently they teamed up with The Creator’s Project (a joint effort by Vice and Intel) to film a stylish new promo for French indie quartet Phoenix. Shot completely live, their video sees the band perform a medley of “Trying to Be Cool” and “Drakkar Noir” while the crew frantically change shot every 25 seconds. It’s a fantastic spectacle and one that overflows with inventiveness and creativity.

Each shot in this video seems to try and outdo the last and the overall impression is of a celebration of cool, where the band attempt to look casual and effortless while we clearly see how calculated and constructed the whole thing is. It’s a great collaboration and it features everything from motorbikes and monkeys to confetti and canons. Go check it out!

PHOENIX Trying To Be Cool - Drakkar Noir

July 8, 2013 / By