Phoebe Bridgers has shared a new cover of Tom Waits’ “Day After Tomorrow.”
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Over the last few years, Bridgers has been covering tracks for the holiday season. Last year, she covered Merle Haggard’s “If We Make It Through December.” In the past, she’s covered Simon & Garfunkel’s “7 O’Clock News / Silent Night” with Fiona Apple & Matt Berninger, McCarthy Trenching’s “Christmas Song” with Jackson Browne, and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.”
This year, Bridgers has covered Tom Waits’ 2004 Real Gone tune “Day After Tomorrow. The melancholic rendition features a large choir, with Blake Mills, Marcus Mumford, Kaitlyn Dever, Harrison Whitford, and more. All of the proceeds from the track will go toward The International Institute Of Los Angeles – The Local Integration & Family Empowerment Division.
Listen to Bridgers’ rendition of “Day After Tomorrow” below.
Proceeds from Bridgers’ cover of Merle Haggard’s “If We Make It Through December” went toward Los Angeles’ Downtown Women’s Center. The stark rendition sees Bridgers singing over a soft piano line.
“Day After Tomorrow” isn’t the only time Bridgers linked up with some big names for a holiday cover. In December of 2019, Bridgers teamed up with Fiona Apple and The National frontman Matt Berninger for “7 O’Clock News/Silent Night.”
“Happy Holidays to everyone whose family has been literally or figuratively torn apart by Donald Trump,” Bridgers explained in a statement at the time. “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 one was 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.