The indie rock of Phoebe Bridgers made the Primavera Sound stage vibrate: “I would love to return to Argentina with my own show”

Phoebe Bridgers (Credit: Franco Fafasuli)

Phoebe Bridgers She is an artist who has conclusively demonstrated that you don’t need much more than a guitar and a good lyric to create a deeply moving proposal. The scene of the third day of the Primavera Sound received her with open arms, a great convocation and a cloudy sky. Post show, and with energy still on the surface, she sat next to Telesow to chat about his music.

From his native Pasadena (California) to the city of Buenos Aires there are 9847 kilometers. A clear language barrier separates us, but that was not an impediment for the Primavera audience that afternoon to sing each of their songs. Playing so far from home, in a place where they speak a different language, must feel so strange. “We have been playing in different countries for a while, and all the songs were known everywhere. It’s tremendous,” Phoebe said.

Phoebe Bridgers on the last date of Primavera Sound (Credit: Franco Fafasuli)
Phoebe Bridgers on the last date of Primavera Sound (Credit: Franco Fafasuli)

Punisher (2020), his latest album, not only earned him four nominations for Grammy awards: It was also the gateway that many fans had to his music. From the crudest melodrama of Chinese Satellite to indie rock fun “Kyoto”, it is an album that goes through all possible stages in the narration of a romance (with someone else, with herself) that never ends. That constant feedback that her album presents was seen in her show, in the dialogue between her and the public.

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“I would love to return to Argentina, with my own show,” she said, fascinated by the public’s response (Credit: Franco Fafasuli)

The aesthetic link between Bridgers and the supernatural issue (exaggerated and comical, not dangerous) is evident at this point: a ghost illustrates the cover of Stranger in the Alps (2017), his first album, and he wore an outfit that emulates a skeleton not only on the cover of Punisher, but in almost all of his live performances. “I was a skeleton on Halloween, in 2019. I wore it at the opening of a friend’s show, and I thought it was super cool,” she confessed. Being such an introspectively sincere album, the skeleton could also have a metaphorical meaning: undressing before the gaze of the other through music, to such an extent that only the bones remain visible.

The closing was forceful, and involved everyone present: at the end “I Know The End” He came down from the stage, grabbed the hands of those in the front row, and began to yell. “The screaming is always my favorite part of the shows,” she confessed with a laugh. “I think it’s my favorite song – it’s super fun, a great way to end,” she said.

Phoebe Bridgers (Credit: Franco Fafasuli)
Phoebe Bridgers (Credit: Franco Fafasuli)

Festivals are a great opportunity for artists to meet each other, and this was no exception. “We had the opportunity to see the shows of Lorde, Mitski, Charly Xcx. That is the beauty of these dates: being able to share with the whole world”. Bridgers does not rule out the possibility of returning to the country, in another format. “I would love to return to Argentina, with my own show,” he concluded.

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The indie rock of Phoebe Bridgers made the Primavera Sound stage vibrate: “I would love to return to Argentina with my own show”