January 30, 2023

With regards to the origin of SZA and Phoebe Bridgers teaming up for “Ghost within the Machine,” one of many tracks off SZA’s new album SOS, SZA makes a reasonably good case for sliding into somebody’s personal messages.

“It was only a DM,” she tells Consequence in our newest cowl story of how the collaboration took place. “She popped on by. She was cool as fuck.”

This evaluation isn’t a complete shock, contemplating it’s the last word Cool Woman Phoebe Bridgers being mentioned right here. When the information broke that one in all indie music’s main unhappy woman songwriters could be showing on the long-awaited album from SZA, additionally identified to get the listener of their feels, it felt like essentially the most nice shock — and essentially the most pure partnership — all on the identical time. SZA herself appeared to know the web’s implosion, sharing reactions from her personal circle.

“She was so humorous, and we had a few of the greatest conversations,” SZA recollects of Bridgers. “We’ve been enjoying festivals collectively lately, however on on the identical time, so we by no means actually obtained to fulfill or something like that,” SZA provides. “It was fascinating to deliver us each collectively.”

Bridgers jumps in for the, ahem, bridge with some quintessentially gloomy and splendidly dismal observations. “You mentioned all of my buddies are on my payroll/ You’re not flawed, you’re an asshole,” she sings.

Take a look at the total cowl story with SZA right here, and dig into our evaluation of SOS right here.

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