- 09 Apr 20
The singer-songwriter’s sophomore LP is out in June.
Nearly three years after Phoebe Bridgers released her debut record, the Los Angeles singer-songwriter has finally announced its long-awaited follow-up.
Punisher, Bridgers' 11-track sophomore album will be released on June 19 via Dead Oceans.
Bridgers also unveiled the new song and video, ‘Kyoto’, which finds her in scenic Japan via green screen.
According to a press release, Bridgers had hoped to film her ‘Kyoto’ video in Japan last month, but was forced to alter her plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, she made the visual with a green screen in Los Angeles.
“This song is about impostor syndrome. About being in Japan for the first time, somewhere I’ve always wanted to go, and playing my music to people who want to hear it, feeling like I’m living someone else’s life,” Bridgers said in a statement.
“I dissociate when bad things happen to me, but also when good things happen. It can feel like I’m performing what I think I’m supposed to be like. I wrote this one as a ballad first, but at that point I was so sick of recording slow songs, it turned into this,” the singer said.
'Kyoto' follow Bridgers duet with Matty Healy 'Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America'.
Watch ‘Kyoto’ below.