Phoebe Bridgers releases video for 'Motion Sickness'
Phoebe Bridgers today debuted her video for “Motion Sickness”, the latest single from her forthcoming debut album Stranger In The Alps. The Justin Mitchell-directed clip can now be seen here. “I've had the idea for this video since before recording "Motion Sickness"" says Bridgers. “Probably inspired by my brother Jackson singing "Down With the Sickness" to me in karaoke with 100% commitment in an orange jumpsuit.”
The track – which has earned praise from outlets including NPR Music ("an indispensable voice”), The Line Of Best Fit ("bewitching"), NME ("a special songwriter"), Stereogum,DIY and Under The Radar among many others – is available as a digital single as well as an instant grat download with pre-orders of Stranger In The Alps, which will be released onSeptember 22nd 2017 via Dead Oceans.
Following a September North American tour supporting Conor Oberst, Bridgers will headline a show at Highland Park Ebell in her hometown of Los Angeles, CA on September 21st as well as at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, NY on October 4th. She’ll then head to the UK for a show at Oslo in Hackney, London on October 28th as part of Mirrors Festival (tickets are available here), with further UK shows TBA. Phoebe will then return home for a November tour with Noah Gundersen. A current itinerary is below.
Produced by Tony Berg and Ethan Gruska and mixed by Mike Mogis, the ten haunting and introspective songs on Stranger In The Alps further introduce the 22-year-old Bridgers as a singular voice. There is a delicate balance to her work, a dance between veiled narratives and earnest emotions, between whispers and shouts. Throughout the album, Bridgers contemplates and reflects on personal experiences through her unique lyric writing perspective: there are overt references to lost idols, canonical pop songs and actual incidents, but her stories unfold through specific, evocative imagery sung in her subtle, confessional style. According to Bridgers, everything you hear has arrived by feeling; her music is what comes when she is at her most honest, without specific intention, and she aims to be in her songs the person she is in the world.
Stranger In The Alps follows Bridgers’ 2015 three-song single “Killer”, produced by Ryan Adams in his L.A. studio and released on his Pax-Am label. Since early 2016, she’s toured with Julien Baker, Oberst (who also guests on the Stranger In The Alps track “Would You Rather”), and Adams, among others.