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Phoebe Bridgers set to appear on SNL


Phoebe Bridgers is among the upcoming musical guests for the new Saturday Night Live season; the NBC show has revealed the hosts and guests line-up to appear.

The first episode of the series will kick off with The Office‘s John Krasinski taking up hosting duties, with Machine Gun Kelly providing the music. The following episode on February 6th sees Schitt’s Creek co-creator and star Daniel Levy take up the reigns hosting the show, with Phoebe Bridgers set to appear as the musical guest. Following this, Regina King hosts on February 13th while Nathaniel Rateliff will live.z

2021 looks set to be another fine year for Bridgers, last year she released her triumphant sophomore album, Punisher, to wild acclaim and has since gone on to be nominated for numerous Grammy Awards. Following her second solo album’s success, Bridgers looks set to be playing much bigger venues than before once touring becomes allowed again once the pandemic has ended. Whilst she’s excited to play shows once more, the singer-songwriter has shared her concerns about the difficulties that the industry will face once everything returns to some normality.

“I don’t really care if I’m making a weird face, or if I sound out of pitch. It’s just what happens,” Bridgers told Nylon in an interview last week. “I’m looking forward to feeling better at my job.” She then discussed why she is apprehensive about live music returning, “The whole system is going to be so overrun with people touring. I know by the time that I play a show, it will be safe. I will not be in the first wave of people who I’m sure are going to fuck it up. The Chainsmokers already did that.”

Bridgers also discussed how she’s been battling to be creative recently and has struggled to write during quarantine due to exhaustion. “I’ve written less [new music in quarantine] than you’d think,” she explained. “It’s exhausting to write about what’s going on, and it’s exhausting to not write about what’s going on.”