P form the supergroup boygenius, then teamed with Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes fame for the duo Better Oblivion Community Center. Bridgers invited her collaborators—along with singer-songwriter Christian Lee Hutson, whose new album she produced—to help make her sophomore record, which oscillates between Bridgers’ quietly devastating folk poems and rock bangers. The crew gave EW a (brief) look at how came together. MINI–ORAL HISTORY PHOEBE Beginners AND FRIENDS HOW (AND A FEW FAMILIAR FACES) CAME TOGETHER TO MAKE THE SINGER-SONGWRITER’S BRUISING NEW ALBUM PHOEBE BRIDGERS Punisher PHOEBE BRIDGERS HAS BEEN keeping busy. Though the recently released is just the second solo record from the 25-year-old musician, it’s hardly the only project she’s worked on since her 2017 debut, In 2018, she joined fellow artists Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus to Punisher PUNISHER I was writing before the first record came out three and a half years ago. Then we started recording in summer of 2018. So it’s been a long time. PHOEBE BRIDGERS [Punisher] By Christian Holub Stranger in the Alps. JULY 2020 74 EW ● COM
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