Why Phoebe Bridgers is the best person ever (in my opinion)


Her SNL performance was one to remember, ending with her smashing her guitar.

Lauren McCloy, Staff Writer

As I sit here in my room, in my Phoebe Bridgers sweatpants, I wondered why is Phoebe Bridgers the best person ever? Now, I know it seems over the top, but she is my favorite artist, and genuinely, I think she should be everyone’s too. I mean she was nominated in the very controversial 2021 Grammy Awards, for the Best New Artist and three other nominations, which is outstanding given she’s been making music for only about four years. But as The Weeknd explained, the Grammys are not the most accurate of award shows, but one thing they got right was nominating Phoebe Bridgers, one of the most successful folk/indie rock pop artists this year.


Phoebe’s lyricism and love for her music is something that I greatly admire You can tell she makes music for herself rather than to reach mainstream media. With more than 4 million Spotify listeners as we speak, Phoebe’s talent has gone mainstream. She was born August 17, 1994, and was raised in Pasadena, California. Yeah, she’s a Leo… which is concerning, but I guess I can get over it. Her start in music came from local gigs playing the bass and singing with multiple artists. She eventually met a singer songwriter, Ryan Adams, who produced her debut in the music scene, and the rest is history.


Phoebe’s debut album Stranger in the Alps this was also her first album released under an official label (proud moment).  This album is played in many different TV shows, projecting Phoebe into mainstream attention. This year, “Motion Sickness” shot Phoebe mainstream due to its popularity on TikTok. Phoebe’s lyricism shines in this song, many relating their own relationships to the one described in her songs. In “Motion Sickness,” Phoebe says “I have emotional motion sickness, somebody roll the windows down.” This metaphor is so simple but so clever to me. it hints toward a past bad relationship and feeling trapped. It’s a great album to express her mental health, inspiring many to leave toxicity behind. But Phoebe’s success and influence does not stop there.


Phoebe Bridgers is an amazing artist whom is still growing and constantly making new music. You should just go ahead and stream her album Punisher. Here are some songs I suggest:


“ICU”, Punisher

“Savior Complex”, Punisher

“Garden Song”, Punisher

“Friday I’m In Love”, Cover originally by The Cure

“Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America”, Notes on a Conditional Form

“Kyoto (Copycat Killer version)”, Copycat Killer EP