Phoebe Bridgers has returned with a video for her first solo single since 2017’s Stranger in the Alps, “Garden Song.
The track, which was made with her debut album’s producers and collaborators Tony Berg and Ethan Gruska, sees Bridgers taking a more synth-heavy approach to her perfectly melancholic songwriting. The accompanying DIY-looking clip was directed by Bridgers’ brother Jackson, and it sees Bridgers take a hit from a bong before wild stuff starts happening around her, including an appearance by Tig Notaro in a monk’s costume.
“I was just thinking about my home town and I was thinking about reoccurring nightmares I have on tour,” Bridgers explains to Zane Lowe about the track. “So on ‘Garden Song’ my tour manager sings with me – he’s 6 ft 7. He’s a Dutch man named Jeroen. I realized he had the voice of an angel when he was singing Mitski with me in the van and he was two octaves below me and I was like ‘You sound like a Dutch Matt Berninger from The National.'”
Watch the video for “Garden Song” below.