Phoebe Bridgers Releases “Silent Night/7 O’Clock News”

Posted by Greg on Dec 12, 2019 in Music |

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We’ve been reluctant to post Christmas songs this year but maybe that’s just because we were waiting for the right song to come along.

Alas, less than two weeks from Christmas that song has arrived, and man is it something. Phoebe Bridgers’ “Silent Night/7 O’Clock News” cover is well, just genius. With help from Fiona Apple and Matt Berninger the song features the classic Christmas standard set against a reel of not-so-pleasant news highlights from the past year. Berninger serves as the news anchor, producer Tony Berg plays guitar and Ethan Gruska is on keys. Apple shares joint vocals with Bridgers.

All profits from the single will be donated to Planned Parenthood in an effort to support Berninger’s 7-inches for Planned Parenthood initiative. “Silent Night” is the third straight Christmas song from Bridgers in as many years. The project began in 2017 with “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” “Silent Night” marks her second collaboration with Berninger. She previously sang on his solo single “Walking on a String,” which was released in October.

Bridgers has had quite a year. In addition to her own solo work, she has also logged tour dates with her supergroup boygenius (Julien Baker, Lacy Dacus and her). Last but not least there is her sublime Better Oblivion Community Center album with Conor Oberst and subsequent tour.

As expected, Bridgers has a busy 2020 ahead. See below for tour dates:

Feb 26, 2020 – New York, New York – Carnegie Hall (Tibet House US Benefit Concert)
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Pacific Rim tour with The National
Mar 17, 2020 – Tokyo, Japan – Zepp DiverCity
Mar 18, 2020 – Tokyo, Japan – Zepp DiverCity
Mar 21, 2020 – Perth, Australia – Fremantle Arts Centre (sold out)
Mar 22, 2020 – Perth, Australia – Fremantle Arts Centre
Mar 24, 2020 – Sydney, Australia – ICC
Mar 25, 2020 – Sydney, Australia – ICC
Mar 27, 2020 – Brisbane, Australia – Fortitude Music Hall (sold out)
Mar 28, 2020 – Brisbane, Australia – Fortitude Music Hall
Mar 30, 2020 – Melbourne, Australia – Palais Theatre
Mar 31, 2020 – Melbourne, Australia – Palais Theatre
Apr 1, 2020 – Melbourne, Australia – Palais Theatre
Apr 3, 2020 – Auckland, New Zealand – Aotea Centre(sold out)
Apr 4, 2020 – Auckland, New Zealand – Aotea Centre (sold out)

May 1-3, 2020 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival
July 9, 2020 – Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival

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