Phantogram’s “High” on Billie Eilish: “She’s doing whatever she wants”

Billie Eilish has earned herself another fan.

Phantogram‘s Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter think that the “bad guy” singer, who covered the duo’s single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” last year for BBC Radio 1, is “great,” and has a “real” sound.

“It’s not processed and manufactured by the label,” Barthel tells ABC Audio of Eilish’s music. “She’s doing whatever she wants.”

Beyond enjoying her music, Barthel can relate to Eilish and her brother/collaborator Finneas‘ bedroom recording method.

“We started Phantogram kind of the same way,” she says. “In a room, being extremely close, kinda having the same idea and thinking the same.”

“Yeah, there’s a lot of parallels,” Carter adds.

And while they’re not blood relatives, Barthel and Carter grew up together and are lifelong friends.

“We’re basically siblings,” Barthel says.

“You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” is a single off Phantogram’s last album, 2016’s Three. Their next album, Ceremony, is due out next Friday, March 6.

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