Phoenix covers Whitney’s “No Woman” for triple j’s Like a Version: Watch

A decidedly modern take on the Chicago country soul outfit's drowsy ballad

Phoenix and Whitney, photos by David Brendan Hall and Heather Kaplan
Phoenix and Whitney, photos by David Brendan Hall and Heather Kaplan

    After aggressively touring North America in support of last year’s Ti Amo, Phoenix are currently making their way through Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Amidst a trio of dates in Australia this past week, the French outfit swung by triple j radio to contribute a cut to the station’s popular Like a Version series, which has pretty much morphed into the go-to destination for innovative covers. Their cover? Whitney’s “No Woman”.

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    It’s a bold choice for the electro-rockers, as Whitney’s inimitable country soul is as analog as they come. Phoenix’s take quickens the song’s pulse while swapping out the Chicago band’s melancholic strings and bluesy guitar for warm synths and a crisp beat. Watch it below.


    After a tour-heavy 2017, Whitney’s just been announced for this year’s Sasquatch! Music Festival. Phoenix’s world tour, meanwhile, resumes this Saturday with a set at New Zealand’s Auckland City Limits. See their remaining dates below. Grab tickets here.


    Phoenix 2018 Tour Dates:
    03/03 – Auckland, NZ @ Auckland City Limits
    03/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Air + Style
    03/20 – Milan, IT @ Fabrique
    03/21 – Zurich, CH @ Volkshaus
    03/22 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
    03/25 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
    03/26 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom
    03/27 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre
    04/23 – Tokyo, JP @ Toyosu Pit
    04/24 – Tokyo, JP @ Toyosu Pit
    04/26 – Osaka, JP @ Zepp Osaka Bayside
    04/27 – Taipei, TW @ Legacy Max
    05/25 – London, UK @ All Points East Festival
    06/15 – Bergen, NO @ Bergenfest
    06/16 – Oslo, NO @ Piknik I Parken
    07/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    07/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    07/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
    07/27-29 – Benidorm, ES @ Low Festival

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