Phoebe Bridgers has shared a new song, “Sidelines.”
The track is set to appear in the forthcoming television adaptation of Sally Rooney’s hit novel, Conversations With Friends. “Sidelines” is more of a subtle sound than her Punisher tracks. With lush string arrangements and captivating, image-heavy lyricism, the track is quintessential Bridgers.
Lyrically, Bridgers delivers lines like, “Watch the world from the sidelines/ Had nothing to prove/ Now I know what it feels like/ To wanna go outside/ Like the shape of my outline.”
Listen to “Sidelines” below.
The TV version of Conversations with Friends is set to star Sasha Lane, Jemima Kirke, Joe Alwyn, and Alison Oliver. It debuts on Hulu next month.
“Two Dublin college students, Frances and Bobbi, and the strange and unexpected connection they forge with married couple, Melissa and Nick,” a logline explains of the show.
“Sidelines” seems to serve as the perfect preview of the show. Written with Marshall Vore and Ruby Rain Henley, the song channels the melancholic, yet hopeful tone of the series.
Recently, Phoebe Bridgers teamed up with Bright Eyes to cover Elliott Smith’s “St Ides Heaven.” The cover comes from Bright Eyes’ forthcoming Letting Off The Happiness: A Companion. That album is part of the band’s upcoming Companion series releases. The first three of those albums will be out on May 27th via Dead Oceans.
Over the weekend, Bridgers also performed a set at Coachella. Not only did she play “Sidelines” during the set, but she also brought out Arlo Parks for some collaborative tunes. Check out everything you missed at Coachella weekend one here.