Welcome to Liner Notes, MetroLyrics' interview series featuring songwriters discussing their craft. For the inaugural edition of the series, French rock quartet Phoenix stopped by for a chat about lyrics and songwriting fresh off the release of their new album Bankrupt!. During the interview, the band discussed how lyrics can take on an entirely different meaning than originally intended, some of the most commonly misheard Phoenix lyrics, and why their lyrics can be compared to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Check out the video above for that and more. And be sure to check back regularly for future entries in the Liner Notes series.
A reminder that Phoenix will be playing an exclusive online concert next Tuesday, April 30th, as part of the LIVE ON LETTERMAN series. Tune in next Tuesday at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on CBS.com to watch the entire performance live.
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