Phoebe Bridgers has delivered a spoken word on Olof Grind’s new track as Luminous Kid, “Mountain Crystals.”
Bridgers and Grind have collaborated in the past, as Grind took the striking cover photo for Bridgers’ recent album Punisher when the pair were on a 24-hour roadtrip in the California desert. Now, the queer indie-pop musician has dropped a self-directed video for the track, as Bridgers delivers lines like, “I see your love from across an ocean of obstacles surrounding my brain/ There’s a blinking light of freedom/ Will you flip the switch? I’m going insane.”
“Before I had ever released anything I was pretty shy to show my music to people, but hanging out shooting with Phoebe on the road for a few days got us talking so much about the writing process and of creating in general,” Grind explains. “I felt like we really connected on this topic. A few months later when I asked on my IG-story for tips on how to best self-release music, she was like, ‘Send it to me.’ I got the sweetest response from her when she had listened to the album, and suddenly I felt like my only two fans were my mom and Phoebe Bridgers, because I had barely shown the recordings to anyone else.”
Listen to “Mountain Crystals (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)” below.
“She quotes her favorite line from ‘Mountain Crystals’ and I was like ‘Omg, this song was written after the party with you in L.A. a while back.’ It was in the previous fall, and I had just fled across the ocean to spend some time in L.A. to contemplate a tricky relationship. I got an invitation by Phoebe to Conor Oberst’s house for a party, which led to an insightful mushroom trip that got my thoughts spinning around my relationship. I started to scribble down the lyrics during the party and finished up the song a few days later. Asking Phoebe to participate felt so beautiful since her invitation was the reason that the song came to be.”
Luminous Kid’s debut album At the End of the Dream is set for release on April 23rd.