Phoebe Bridgers shares “I See You” from her second album, Punisher, out June 19th 2020 via Dead Oceans + announces “Phoebe Bridgers’ World, Tour”

May 20, 2020
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Phoebe Bridgers shares new song, “I See You”

Second album Punisher to be released on June 19th 2020 via Dead Oceans 
“Phoebe Bridgers’ World, Tour” announced for May/June 2020

Last month, Phoebe Bridgers confirmed details of her second solo album, Punisher, to be released via Dead Oceans on June 19th 2020.Today, she shares another song from the album. Originally entitled “ICU” the song’s spelling has been changed to “I See You” for its release on digital platforms. Bridgers explains the title change with: “*gestures at entire world*”. 

Bridgers previously released two new songs from Punisher – the impressive singles “Garden Song and “Kyoto.” (Watch her perform “Kyoto” from her bathtub for Jimmy Kimmel Live HERE.

Says Bridgers of “I See You”, “It’s about my breakup with my drummer. We dated for a few years, made music every day, and were extremely codependent. 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.” 

Bridgers has also announced plans for a “Phoebe Bridgers’ World, Tour” – to kick off on May 26th 2020 with a livestream performance from her kitchen and running until June 6th with a show from her bed. Bridgers’ previous touring plans, which included opening for The 1975 in arenas across America, were shelved due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All dates are listed below.

Bridgers released her debut album in 2017 as a relatively unknown singer-songwriter living in Los Angeles. A little over two years later, she’s become an internationally lauded musician with three acclaimed bodies of work to her name: her solo debut, Stranger In The Alps, the boygenius EP with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus in 2018, and Better Oblivion Community Center, a surprise collaboration with Conor Oberst, in 2019. 

Bridgers is a singular talent, and also the rare artist with enough humour to deconstruct the tired heuristics of a meteoric rise. Punisher,written and recorded between the summer of 2018 and the autumn of 2019, cements her as one of the most irresistibly clever and tenderly prolific songwriters of our era. 

Bridgers is profiled in depth in this week’s New Yorker magazine. Read the story – written by Amanda Petrusich – HERE.

“Phoebe Bridgers’ World, Tour” dates in full

May 26th @ KITCHEN w/ Hooligan Magazine: 5pm PST / 8pm EST / 1am UK May 27th (#HooliganHangouts) 

May 28th @ BATHROOM w/ Noisey / Vice: 5pm PST / 8pm EST / 1am UK May 29th (Noisey Night In)

June 4th @ BED w/ DIY Magazine: 7pm UK (DIYsolation)June 6th @ BED – Time TBD

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