Following the release of Punisher, singer-songwriter, Phoebe Bridgers has shared a full studio recording of her beautiful cover of John Prine’s classic ‘Summer’s End’. Previously, the song had only been available through Bridgers’ Instagram.
The singer shared the cover as part of an at-home concert and now it’s being given the studio treatment. Bridgers performed the cover in tribute to the icon after he died following complications after contracting COVID-19.
The original performance from Bridgers saw the singer in comfortable surroundings and performing to her laptop camera. That fact didn’t take anything away from the performance as Bridgers expertly captured the emotion of Prine’s original.
It isn’t the first cover Bridgers has shared this year either. Previously, the singer took on songs from The 1975 and her Better Oblivion Community Center partner Conor Obert’s original band, Bright Eyes.
There’s something a little more special though about this cover of Prine. Perhaps Bridgers connects with the song a little more or perhaps studio recording equipment is better than performing to your computer. But it’s clear that this rendition of the song is a gorgeous rendition.
Bridgers is backed by a small band of guitars, delicate keys and whisper-quiet harmonies and together we get one of the finest Prine covers ever.