Gatefold jacket, includes illustrated lyric booklet
Phoebe Bridgers' sophomore solo album Punisher releases on Dead Oceans later this year in June. She's just released another single from album, "Kyoto" and says of the track: "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. 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."
Bridgers released her debut album in 2017 as a relatively unknown singer-songwriter living in Los Angeles. A little over two years later, she's become an internationally lauded musician with three acclaimed bodies of work to her name: her solo debut, Stranger In The Alps, the boygenius EP with Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus in 2018, and Better Oblivion Community Center, a surprise collaboration with Conor Oberst, in 2019.
Punisher, written and recorded between the summer of 2018 and the fall of 2019, cements Bridgers as one of the most irresistibly clever and tenderly prolific songwriters of our era. Returning to work with her Stranger In The Alps collaborators Tony Berg and Ethan Gruska, Bridgers — who co-produced the boygenius EP and Better Oblivion Community Center album — stepped into the role of co-producer for Punisher and has drawn from the same tight-knit group of musicians who appeared on her debut as well as those she has worked with since.
|1. DVD Menu|
|2. Garden Song|
|6. Chinese Satellite|
|1. Moon Song|
|2. Savior Complex|
|4. Graceland Too|
|5. I Know The End|