Here's a haunting video of Phoebe Bridgers playing "Smoke Signals" for NPR Music

It's a little different from what she did at GMF.

Phoebe Bridgers plays Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, Florida on March 12, 2017. - Marlo Miller c/o Gasparilla Music Festival
Marlo Miller c/o Gasparilla Music Festival
Phoebe Bridgers plays Gasparilla Music Festival in Tampa, Florida on March 12, 2017.

There are a few things in NPR Music’s clip of Phoebe Bridgers playing “Smoke Signals” that weren’t in her recent performance at Gasparilla Music Festival (GMF).

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For starters, there’s a drummer (Marshall Vore, who has recorded with Ryan Adams, Korey Dane and Olin & the Moon), who lends bells, extra rhythm and harmony to an already haunting song. There’s also an F-bomb which Bridgers, 22, omitted with a smile when she played GMF.

At least Tampa got sunglasses (see above).

The clip comes from the radio station’s South X Lullaby series, which they recorded last week in Austin. Timmy Thomas (one of many dudes Drake totally owes a lot of credit to), Declan McKenna and A-WA are just three artists who also recorded sessions.

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It was also accompanied by a press release promising that news regarding Bridgers’ debut LP (which is ready and waiting for a home) should be announced soon. A tour itinerary says California, Texas, Arizona, Arkansas and Kansas all have chances to see Bridgers again, but the rest of us are going to have to watch the session below.

Front page image by Chris Spires c/o Gasparilla Music Festival

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