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Listen to R. Kelly's remix of 'Trying to Be Cool' by Phoenix

Listen to R. Kelly's remix of 'Trying to Be Cool' by Phoenix
After collaborating at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the French band Phoenix released a remix of its song "Trying to Be Cool" featuring the R&B star R. Kelly. (Loyaute/Glassnote)

Phoenix and R. Kelly are at it again.

Months after the French band brought the R&B star to the stage for a surprise appearance at April's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the two acts have joined forces for a remix of "Trying to Be Cool."

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The song, from Phoenix's recent "Bankrupt!" album, was pretty sweet to begin with: a characteristically sleek synth-guitar jam with words from singer Thomas Mars about, well, who knows, really?

"City and desert coexist, depending on the things you're wearing," he sings in the original, "Wildlife binoculars / Tell me that you want me."

Now, though, "Trying to Be Cool" feels like an invitation to a memorable (if routine) night out on the town.

"I'm-a walk up in the club / I'm-a holler at the honeys," Kelly announces over Phoenix's surging disco-rock groove, "I'm-a have a few laughs, take a few shots and throw a little money."

Then he proclaims, "Everybody deserves a good time," which is probably where the wildlife binoculars come in.

Listen to "Trying to Be Cool" featuring Kelly below.

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