About Phoebe Bridgers
Phoebe Bridgers holds the weight of the world in a voice that sounds almost weightless as she spins hushed, haunting indie folk and pop lullabies for the disenchanted. The L.A.-based singer/songwriter (born in 1994 in Pasadena) gravitated toward music at a young age, picking up the guitar at around age 12 and discovering Elliott Smith—one of her biggest idols—at 13. She attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, busked at the Pasadena Farmers Market, and found comfort onstage playing solo open-mic nights and bass for the punk band Sloppy Jane. By the time she reached her twenties, Bridgers had settled into her own career, releasing her 2014 acoustic debut EP, Killer, before dropping some of indie music’s most devastating songs at a rapid pace ever since. Her 2017 debut album, Stranger in the Alps, came as a soft, cathartic blow to the collective gut, highlighted by the fragile confession “Funeral” and bitter take-down “Motion Sickness.” Over the next few years, she blossomed as a collaborator, joining Lord Huron on a remake of his “The Night We Met,” teaming up with Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker for 2018’s self-titled boygenius, and working alongside Conor Oberst for 2019’s self-titled Better Oblivion Community Center. In 2020, she returned with the Grammy-nominated Punisher, featuring Best Rock Song and Performance nominee “Kyoto.” Throughout, her sound is lush, supple, and laden with strings; her tone deadpan and death-obsessed, and angelic and apocalyptic—often all at once. For Bridgers, tragedy and comedy are one and the same, but it’s the tiny details between them that are most profound.
BORNAugust 17, 1994