“Motion Sickness” by Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers, yesterday released her new video for “Motion Sickness,” the latest single off her debut album Stranger In The Alps, out October 22nd, via Dead Oceans. “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.”

Following a September 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 overseas to the UK before returning home for a November tour with Noah Gundersen.

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. And 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 Stranger In The Alps track “Would You Rather”), and Adams, among others.

Phoebe Bridgers
tour dates:

Sept. 1 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo*
Sept. 3 Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Aphitheatre
Sept. 5 Billings, MT @ Pub Station Ballroom*
Sept. 7 St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre*
Sept. 8 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre*
Sept. 9 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre*
Sept. 10 Kalamazoo, MI @ State Theatre*
Sept. 12 Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre*
Sept. 13 Toronto, ONT @ Danforth Music Hall*
Sept. 14 Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall at Babeville*
Sept. 15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall*
Sept. 16 Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre*
Sept. 17 Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre*
Sept. 21 Los Angeles, CA @Highland Park Ebell
Oct. 4 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Oct. 28 London, UK @ Oslo Hackney (London Mirrors)
Nov. 2 Houston, TX @ The Heights Theater#
Nov. 3 Dallas, TX @ The Kessler Theater#
Nov. 4 Austin, TX @ Barracuda#
Nov. 6 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom#
Nov. 8 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre#
Nov. 9 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall#
Nov. 10 Eugene, OR @ Hi-Fi Music Hall#
Nov. 11 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom#
Nov. 12 Vancouver, BC @ BCImperial#
Nov. 17 Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater#
* supporting Conor Oberst
# supporting Noah Gundersen