Phoebe Bridgers has released new album Punisher a day early on all streaming platforms, which is good news for anyone who likes good music. Bridgers has become the collaboration partner of choice for a lot of your favorite artists like the National, Conor Oberst and the 1975 — to say nothing of her multiple side projects like boygenius and Better Oblivion Community Center. But she’s at her best on her own, where she drops pretty, melancholy life observations over low-fi melodies. Her frequent partnership with Oberst makes a lot of sense, as her energy feels like sort of a spiritual successor to Bright Eyes. But Bridgers is funnier than Bright Eyes ever was, lacing even her most dour moments with gentle snark.
“I’m not pushing the record until things go back to ‘normal’ because I don’t think they should,” Bridgers tweeted. “Here it is a little early.”
Check it the socially distanced music video for “Kyoto” below and listen to the whole album below.