On November 3, Phoebe Bridgers tweeted that if Donald Trump lost the US presidential election to Joe Biden, she would cover the Goo Goo Dolls’ 1998 single ‘Iris’. The singer-songwriter has now made good on her promise, enlisting Maggie Rogers to join her. Their rendition is available as a pay-what-you-want download on Bandcamp, with proceeds benefitting Fair Fight, a voting-rights and advocacy group led by Stacey Abrams. Check it out below.
Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers’ version of ‘Iris’ was co-produced by Tony Berg and Bridgers, engineered and mixed by Joseph Lorge, and mastered by Bob Ludwig. It features a guitar section from Bridgers’ touring guitarist Harrison Whitford, Odessa Jorgensen on violin, as well as additional mandolin by Lorge.
Earlier this week, Phoebe Bridgers announced a new EP called Copycat Killer, out November 20 via Dead Oceans. The project will feature orchestral re-workings of four tracks from her most recent album Punisher: ‘Kyoto’, ‘Savior Complex’, ‘Chinese Satellite’, and the title track. Last month, Bridgers launched her own label, Saddest Factory, which released Claud’s latest single ‘Cold’.
if trump loses I will cover iris by the goo goo dolls
— traitor joe (@phoebe_bridgers) November 3, 2020