Pheobe Bridgers has described her experience of working with singer Lorde as “magical”. The two met during the production of Lorde’s new music video and hit it off immediately despite never having met before.
Bridgers, alongside Clairo, provided backing vocals on two of the tracks from Lorde’s forthcoming album Solar Power including its title track and ‘Stoned At The Nail Salon’. The album is set for release on August 20th.
Lorde previously described both Bridgers and Clairo as “God-tier female vocalist friends”, and Bridgers has now detailed her experience of working on Lorde’s album remotely.
Although Lorde and Bridgers didn’t have the opportunity to meet in person, Bridger’s described the experience as “So fun”, adding: “I think that was one of my favourite parts of it… we were so unconnected to each other that borders and being in the same town as someone just stopped mattering completely.”
“I had the same line of communication with Ella [Lorde] as I have with someone who lives right down the street from me. So that was kind of magical to exist in a weird, ethereal multi-verse for a while,” Bridger’s continued. “I had such a good time. Also, even just being inside that session and being able to look into somebody’s brain like that was so fun.”
Elsewhere, Bridgers has just released a cover of Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’ ahead of the release of her record The Metallica Blacklist. The album, set for release on September 10th, will comprise tracks from the metal band’s Black Album, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Of making the track, Bridgers said: “It was just so fun to take a part in it. I feel like my version almost sounds baroque. Literally, James [Hetfield] does all sorts of weird octave jumps and stuff that I can’t do, and I almost have a Billie Eilish approach of right by the microphone, performing it the opposite of them, which was really fun to lean into.”
Watch the video for ‘Solar Power’ below: