Debut album Stranger In The Alps out Friday September 22
on Dead Oceans via Inertia Music
Phoebe Bridgers has debuted her video for “Motion Sickness”, the latest single off her forthcoming debut album Stranger In The Alps. Directed by Justin Mitchell, Bridgers says of the clip: “I’ve had the idea for this video since before recording ‘Motion Sickness’. Probably inspired by my brother Jackson singing ‘Down With the Sickness’ to me in karaoke with 100% commitment in an orange jumpsuit.”
The song – which has earned praise from outlets including NPR Music (“…hers already feels like an indispensable voice”), Stereogum (“an aching betrayal”), NME, Brooklyn Vegan, Under The Radar, and The Line Of Best Fit, among many others – is available as a digital single as well as an instant grat download with pre-order of Stranger In The Alps, which will be released on Friday September 22 on Dead Oceans via Inertia Music.
Produced by Tony Berg and Ethan Gruska, and mixed by Mike Mogis, the ten haunting and introspective songs on Stranger In The Alps further introduce the 22-year-old Bridgers as a singular voice. There is a delicate balance to her work, a dance between veiled narratives and earnest emotions, between whispers and shouts. Throughout the album, Bridgers contemplates and reflects on personal experiences through her unique lyric writing perspective: there are overt references to lost idols, canonical pop songs and actual incidents, but her stories unfold through specific, evocative imagery sung in her subtle, confessional style. And according to Bridgers, everything you hear has arrived by feeling; her music is what comes when she is at her most honest, without specific intention, and she aims to be in her songs the person she is in the world.
Stranger In The Alps follows Bridgers’ 2015 three-song single “Killer”, produced by Ryan Adamsin his L.A. studio and released on his Pax-Am label. Since early 2016, she’s toured with Julien Baker, Conor Oberst (who also guests on Stranger In The Alps track “Would You Rather”), and Adams, among others.
Stranger In The Alps
1. Smoke Signals
2. Motion Sickness
4. Demi Moore
5. Scott Street
9. Would You Rather
10. You Missed My Heart
11. Smoke Signals (Reprise)
Stranger In The Alps by Phoebe Bridgers is out Friday September 22
on Dead Ocean via Inertia Music
Get it here: https://inertia.lnk.to/StrangerInTheAlps