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On 'Alpha Zulu,' Phoenix brought their entire studio to the Louvre

When it was time to record their seventh studio album, Phoenix turned to an unconventional location: the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, part of the Louvre Palace in Paris.

Passing Napoleon's throne on the way to the studio in one of the world's most artistic settings, the band says it felt a greater sense of freedom to experiment when recording "Alpha Zulu," which is out now.

In this exclusive interview, Dori Zori talks to lead singer Thomas Mars about how the band took a more hands-on approach to recording outside their normal studio space. Plus, he answers Dori's signature question: "What does you childhood smell like?"