Phoebe Bridgers & Arlos Parks cover Radiohead’s ‘Fake Plastic Trees’
Phoebe Bridgers and Arlo Parks have joined forces to create an incredible cover of Radiohead’s ‘Fake Plastic Trees’ — which you can listen to, below.
Bridgers recently released her highly-acclaimed sophomore album Punisher earlier this year, a project which charted at number six in the UK. Parks, meanwhile, has become one of Britain’s biggest rising stars who is seemingly going from strength to strength with every single she releases.
The two artists linked up together for the Piano Session on Radio 1’s Chillest Show, hosted by Phil Taggart which saw Bridgers and Parks perform ‘Kyoto’ from Bridgers’ Punisher, as well as a cover of Radiohead’s ‘Fake Plastic Trees’.
Speaking about the collaboration, Bridgers said: “I can’t remember who sent Arlo to me initially but it was all I listened to for a couple of weeks, which is funny cos she doesn’t have that much music. I became a really big fan and we started DMing.”
Discussing the reason why she chose to cover ‘Fake Plastic Trees’, Bridgers explained: “My first ever London show was at St Pancras Old Church and there were like 100 people there and I thought it would be cool to cover Radiohead.
“It was the first time that people really showed up specifically for me. It was before my album even was out. It was magical. I think it’s one of the best songs ever written,” she added.