Phoebe Bridgers has dropped a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “7 O’Clock News/Silent Night,” which features Fiona Apple and The National frontman Matt Berninger.
“Happy Holidays to everyone whose family has been literally or figuratively torn apart by Donald Trump,” Bridgers explains in a statement. “And to my racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, hypocritical family members, fuck you. Thanks Fiona, Matt, Simon and Garfunkel.”
Much like the original tune, Bridgers combines “Silent Night” with a reading from a newscast, but this time, it’s pulled from 2019. Berninger reads the newscast, which mentions everything from sexting to the abortion debate to Trump’s White House. Apple, on the other hand, harmonizes with Bridgers.
Listen to the cover of “7 O’Clock News / Silent Night” below.