Andrew Bird and Phoebe Bridgers have collaborated on a new single reimagining Emily Dickinson’s ‘I felt a Funeral, in my Brain’. Listen to the duet below.
Andrew Bird released his latest album, Inside Problems, earlier this year. “I came across this Emily Dickinson poem and found it to be the most vivid description of an inner world I’ve ever encountered,” he explained in a statement. “It became an inspiration for the songs on Inside Problems. Who better to sing it with than Phoebe Bridgers? I sent her a demo and so, here we are. Thanks to Ms. Dickinson’s publisher at Harvard University Press for allowing us to use this poem. As I understand, her poems weren’t published as she intended them until the 1950s – that is, without the heavy hand of her male editors.”