We could just about listen to anything Phoebe Bridgers does. The singer-songwriter has become such a mainstay on our internal playlist that we feel like friends. So we’re very happy to bring her latest tune, ‘Garden Song’ to you as our Track of the Day.
Bridgers debut album Stranger in the Alps arrived in 2017 and announced Bridgers as a potent and authentic songwriter. Her later work with Lucy Dacus and Julian Baker in boygenius for their 2018 EP only emboldened that idea.
Further fuel was added to the fire when Bridgers lent her sumptuous vocal to her project with Cono Oberst in 2019 called Better Oblivion Community Centre—but now she’s returned with a new single and a new video.
The video for ‘Garden Song’, which you can see below, was directed by her brother Jackson Bridgers. In making the clip Phoebe asked her brother to arrange a series of surprising moments while she smoked a bong. As well as monsters and unwelcome guests there’s also a spot for Tig Notaro dressed as a monk.
Aside from the somewhat bonkers new video, the track is typical of Bridgers output thus far. Honest and reflective, it champions moments of crystalline humanity over grandiose statements and ‘Garden Song’ is another shining example of Bridgers’ talent.
Watch the new video for ‘Garden Song’ below.