- 11 Nov 20
Vinyl copies of Bridgers' 'Copycat Killer' EP will exclusively available initially via Rough Trade stores.
The updated songs will be released on a forthcoming EP, titled 'Copycat Killer'.
Recorded with Grammy Award-winning arranger and string player Rob Moose, the EP will be released on November 20 via Dead Oceans.
Moose has recorded strings for Bon Iver, Paul Simon, Alabama Shakes, John Legend, Taylor Swift, Sara Bareilles, the Killers, Kesha, Moses Sumney, FKA Twigs, Haim, Jose Gonzalez, Regina Spektor, and more.
'Copycat Killer' will feature rearranged recordings of ‘Kyoto’, ‘Savior Complex’, ‘Chinese Satellite’ and ‘Punisher’.
Speaking to Hot Press' Lucy O'Toole earlier this year, Bridgers noted the links between trauma and daydreaming, the absence of a person's mind from their physical being.
“I just wish I could check into my own body more,” she continues. “Sometimes you don’t feel like it’s really you – you feel like you’re pretending to be yourself all the time.”
Out-of-body experiences are understandable, given the skyrocketing nature of Phoebe’s rise to international attention at a relatively young age.
“If I could have told my teenage self what was going to happen, I think I would’ve relaxed a lot more,” she admits. “I now have a job that I love, and the circumstantial depression that I was experiencing as a teenager is gone. I have all sorts of other shit to deal with now, but I’m a fully functioning human adult – which I don’t think I ever expected. So it did solve a lot of my problems. Whatever happens next is fine, because I’ve got the baseline happiness and contentment that I needed.”
In Hot Press' review of Punisher, O'Toole also noted that, three years after the release of her solo debut Stranger In The Alps, the Californian singer-songwriter defied expectations once again.
"'The voice of a generation' is a term that gets bandied about too often – but there’s no denying Phoebe Bridgers’ remarkable ability to capture the intricacies of the millennial experience in 2020. The album finds her exploring the grey areas between hope and despair, humour and gloom, love and heartbreak, and hedonism and regret."
Listen to 'Kyoto' (Copycat Killer version) by Phoebe Bridgers below: