Phoebe Bridgers Drops "I See You" from New Album, Alongside New Tour Dates

Phoebe Bridgers Drops "I See You" from New Album, Alongside New Tour Dates

Phoebe Bridgers Drops "I See You" from New Album, Alongside New Tour Dates

Follow the artist on tour from the kitchen to the bedroom (and back again).

Follow the artist on tour from the kitchen to the bedroom (and back again).

Text: Dante Silva

Phoebe Bridgers, perhaps better known as the alias ‘Traitor Joe’ on Twitter, responds to industry calls for upbeat music with two words: “sorry bitch”. 

Bridgers, like most of us under quarantine, knows “this shit f*cking sucks lol”, as she refuses to indulge some facade of normalcy. Her artistic direction has long centered spiritual decay (one only needs to look to the song “Funeral”), at once melancholic and ethereal, a direction conducive to an ongoing period of emotional turbulence. With her most recent ‘I See You’, Bridgers commits to a sound steeped in the nuances of a new abnormal.   

“I’ve been playing dead my whole life/And I get this feeling whenever I feel good, it will be the last time.” Bridgers lyrics on the track depict a certain uncertainty, all too familiar. For the 25-year-old singer/songwriter, the ‘feeling’ pertains to her split with drummer Marshall Vore, of whom Bridgers says “We dated for a few years, made music every day, and were extremely co-dependent. We became like family to each other, so our breakup was extremely tough. But if this tells you anything about our relationship, we wrote this song together, just like everything else.”

The two also work on Bridgers’ upcoming album Punisher together, a Joan Didion-inspired, dreamlike project. While ‘Punisher’ won’t be heard live on tour (set to debut on the road alongside the 1975), you can listen to ‘I See You’, ‘Garden Song’, and Motion Sickness in its entirety on Bridgers’ own, self-produced world tour. Consecutive livestreams might not echo through stadiums, but they'll most definitely send waves through cyberspace. 

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