Phoebe Bridgers – Smoke Signals

Ryan Adams is a big fan her. He just tweeted: “This is the sound of a genius at work. @phoebe_bridgers is everything my Dyan albums promised me. This is the future“. I’m not sure now if I should say anything else. The fragile beauty of Phoebe Bridgers‘ new song Smoke Signals can’t be described by words. It was written last spring in a cabin outside Ketchum, Idaho and then produced by Tony Berg (Andrew Bird, Aimee Mann, Blake Mills) and Ethan Gruska. Phoebe’s haunting vocals float over a brooding soundscape built around gentle strings and lightly reverberated guitar strums, telling a modern love story which is also a big “au revoir” to that terrible year that was 2016, with lyrical references to Thoreau, The Smiths, Bowie, Motörhead, and Holiday Inn.

Phoebe released a three-track EP Killer last year through Adams’ imprint Pax-Am, after that the Jacksonville born songwriter heard her singing in his L.A. studio. She will support Conor Oberst in his upcoming European tour, so don’t miss her and listen to Smoke Signals below.


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