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Phoebe Bridgers’ “Garden Song” Is a Dreamy Reflection of Life

Phoebe Bridgers is back with a stunning new single, “Garden Song,” her first solo material since 2017’s Stranger in the Alps.

The melody is delicate, made up of synths and what sounds like a harp. Bridgers’ vocals compliment that fragileness. “When I grow up, // I’m gonna look up from my phone and see my life // And it’s gonna be just like // My recurring dream,” she sings, sounding both mournful and hopeful at the same time.

While the lyrics are not always perfectly clear, the overarching theme of the song is Bridgers’ reflection on her life thus far. When she sings, “No I’m not afraid of hard work // And I did everything I want // I have everything I wanted,” you believe her.

The video shows Bridgers taking a bong hit in a dorm room. Things start getting a little crazier as the room fills with smoke and the lights begin changing colors. People in different costumes begin to appear and join her while she sings to the camera.

While this may be her first solo work after a in three years, Bridgers has continued making music with Boygenius — comprised of Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus — and Better Oblivion Community Center — comprised by Bridgers and Conor Oberst.

The song release did not come with any information about a new album, but we will keep our fingers crossed for an announcement coming *hopefully* soon!

Check out the video below!

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