Phoenix released the single "Trying To Be Cool" (along with video) from its latest album, Bankrupt!, early last month. Now there's a remix of the track that features R. Kelly. The remixed track below isn't terribly different from the original, but R. Kelly's added vocals are a nice touch, especially with his perfectly Kells-ish lyrics about grabbing a few honeys in da club.
The French quartet joined the R&B powerhouse on stage for the first time this past spring at Coachella, where they performed a surprise "1901"/"Ignition Remix" mashup. Reportedly they hadn't even met before being on that stage.
Phoenix is also currently touring in support of Bankrupt! Dates below the track, R. Kelly not guaranteed.
Phoenix tour 2013
Aug. 30—Portsmouth, Virginia—Ntelos Pavilion
Aug. 31—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—Made in America Festival
Sept. 1—Charlottesville, Virginia—Telos Wireless Pavilion
Sept. 20—Atlanta, Georgia—Music Midtown 2013
Sept. 27—Kansas City, Missouri—KRBZ Radio Show
Sept. 28—Chicago, Illinois—Aragon Ballroom
Sept. 29—Ypsilanti, Michigan—EMU Convocation Center
Oct. 1—Boston, Massachusetts—Agganis Arena
Oct. 2— Brooklyn, New York—Barclays Center
Oct. 3—Columbus, Ohio—LC Pavilion
Oct. 4—Nashville, Tennessee—Marathon Music Works
Oct. 6—Austin, Texas—Austin City Limits
Oct. 12—Mexico City, MexicoCorona Capitol
Oct. 13—Austin, Texas—Austin City Limits