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Watch Phoenix Play Fake Italian TV Show in Wild ‘J-Boy’ Video

French rockers go retro in faux performance for ‘Ti Amo’ single

Phoenix stage a faux TV show performance in their new video for “J-Boy,” the first single off the French rock act’s upcoming LP Ti Amo.

In the video, the band serves as musical guest on a fictional Italian show Ti Amo Special. Following a minute-long Italian language introduction – where the band are compared to the Velvet Underground and Kraftwerk – Phoenix launch into their new song, providing a preview for fans who will see the band on their summer tour.

Following the performance, Phoenix and Ti Amo Special‘s hosts sit down for a celebratory glass of wine. Phoenix also recently performed “J-Boy” on an actual television program, The Tonight Show. Ti Amo is due out June 9th. 

On Thursday, it was revealed that Phoenix would replace Frank Ocean at the Hangout Music Festival after that singer canceled his headlining gig due to “production delays.” Ocean similarly canceled his Sasquatch appearance the following weekend; he was replaced by LCD Soundsystem.

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