Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Phoebe Bridgers - "Kyoto" (Copycat Killer Version)

Earlier this year, Phoebe Bridgers returned with her fantastic new album, Punisher. Now, she's announced a new EP called Copycat Killer which features new, orchestral arrangements of four tracks off the record.


As is tradition, Rough Trade has kicked off the end-of-year list season with their favorite albums of 2020. To celebrate, they've also announced some special editions from their top ten of the year and that includes a bonus EP from Phoebe Bridgers. The Copycat Killer EP is made up of four tracks from Punisher, rerecorded with arranger Rob Moose. These new versions are filled with lush strings and Bridgers' vocals front and center, like an acoustic version, but with an ornate finish that really highlights her songwriting. This version doesn't hold the same revved-up charge as the original, but instead is more refined and rather elegant. It's a wonderful example of how her skills can feel so transcendent.

Copycat Killer will see an exclusive vinyl release from Rough Trade on November 27, but will hit streaming services on November 20.


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