Phoenix wanted to make a break with their first album after four years. The Parisians had plenty of time for that. But also a change of location should support them in this project. "Bankrupt!", created in New York, contains more synths than usual and therefore sounds evil 80s-infected. The record also offers much more pop than rock. Only once in a while a guitar flashes up. But instead of setting highlights, she seems to be lost on the floor.