On Election Day, Phoebe Bridgers tweeted, “if Trump loses I will cover ‘Iris’ by the Goo Goo Dolls,” to which Maggie Rogers responded, “u need some harmonies for that special tune?” Now, we’ve been gifted with the collaboration of the year, as Bridgers and Rogers worked together on a stunning cover of the track.
u need some harmonies for that special tune ?
— Maggie Rogers (@maggierogers) November 6, 2020
The renowned indie artists turned the ’90s power ballad into a soft acoustic track that sounds like it could be a melancholic Phoebe Bridgers original. The cover may be in celebration of Bridgers’ defeat, but Bridgers knows there’s still lots of work to do, so proceeds from the cover will benefit Fair Fight.
“This release is exclusively available on Bandcamp on Friday, November 13th. Proceeds from this track will benefit Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight,” Bridgers explains. “Fair Fight promotes fair elections in Georgia and around the country, encourages voter participation in elections, and educates voters about elections and their voting rights. Fair Fight brings awareness to the public on election reform, advocates for election reform at all levels, and engages in other voter education programs and communications.”
Listen to Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers’ cover of “Iris” below.