January 30, 2023

As dreamy and witty as she is gloomy, Phoebe Bridgers appears to grasp the double-edged sword of being alive.

The indie pop singer-songwriter, who was named our 2020 Artist of the 12 months within the period of her memorable and thorough Punisher album, has each a sensibility and momentum round her profession that feels a bit past her years. There have, in fact, been variations of the “unhappy singer-songwriter” all through the years — Bridgers cites Joni Mitchell as one among her influences — however the font Bridgers herself scrawls in seems like her personal, with inspirations like Elliott Smith and Leonard Cohen distilled by way of a pointy, empathetic twenty first century lens.

Following a string of attention-generating singles (“Smoke Alerts,” “Funeral,” and “Movement Illness”), Bridgers had began to search out her viewers, one which solely grew by way of collaborative work with Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker, who all joined forces beneath the moniker boygenius.

Bridgers’ music may be so private that asking a number of folks to spherical up their ten favourite tracks would in all probability lead to a number of utterly totally different lists. For the sake of ours, we centered on Bridgers’ solo work, slightly than together with her collaborations beneath the umbrella of boygenius. Whereas that is under no circumstances a whole checklist of songs we love from Phoebe Bridgers, it’s a reasonably good place to begin.

Take a learn by way of her best hits under, and scroll to the tip for a playlist of all 10 tracks.

— Mary Siroky

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