Phoebe Bridgers fans are in for a treat with “Wasted,” a new studio recording of an old relic reimagined by longtime Bridgers arranger/collaborator Rob Moose. Check it out below.
“Wasted,” Bridgers’ colleague Marshall Fore wrote. In Moss’ version, the track relies on smashing, heartbreaking strings as the artist sings, “I used to have the energy to get pissed / I used to know how to say sorry / But now I’m back with none of it.”
Despite her vulnerability, Bridgers focused on her friendship with Moss when discussing “Wasted” in a statement. “Rob is my son,” she said. “This is an inside joke but there is a deeper connection we share musically that is like a blood bond.”
For his part, Moss offered more insight into the track. “‘Wasted’ came my way in 2019,” he said. “I first started tinkering with it at an Orcas Island resort, with snow pouring out the window and no useful tools around. Progress came slowly, but I was able to arrange and record what sounded like a rough demo of the first verse and chorus before heading home. When I opened again in New York, I felt like the song was ready for a major transformation. I kept working on it in batches and getting away, a process that was new to me. Hundreds of hours and several pauses after that, Phoebe re-singed the vocals, and “Wasted” began its new life.
Bridgers last appeared on “Pegasus,” a new song from Arlo Parks. She recently opened for Taylor Swift on “The Eras Tour,” and is preparing to tour with Boygenius in support of their latest project register. Tickets for all of her upcoming dates are now on sale via StubHub, orders are 100% guaranteed through StubHub’s FanProtect Program.