Phoebe Bridgers has surprise dropped her much-anticipated new album Punisher a day earlier than its schedule release date.
The singer, who has been using her platform to speak out against systemic racism in the wake of ongoing protests following the killing of George Floyd, took to social media, writing: “I’m not pushing the record until things go back to “normal” because I don’t think they should. Here it is a little early. Abolish the police. Hope you like it.”
The singer-songwriter also posted a streaming link with a list of organizations fans can donate to before listening to the album, including The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) , Lacan, Stop LAPD Spying Coalition, Essie Justice Group, and more.
Bridgers recently put on a quarantine live show for DIYsolation, which served as a fundraiser for The Bail Project, an organization helping protestors get out of jail. All profits from merchandise sales were also donated to the organization. Punisher follows her 2017 debut Stranger in the Alps.
I’m not pushing the record until things go back to “normal” because I don’t think they should. Here it is a little early. Abolish the police. Hope you like it.https://t.co/vmwERN0SOm
— traitor joe (@phoebe_bridgers) June 18, 2020