Phoebe Bridgers: “I think of the writing process as going into the studio to f**k up the thing I just wrote”

Phoebe Bridgers
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Like most of us, Phoebe Bridgers - the singer/songwriter and indie linchpin - has found her time in lockdown has had its pros and its cons. “But I’ve been reading more, eating more, exercising more,” she tells Guitar World. “I feel like my quarantine body is Ronda Rousey, you know? I’m just getting really yoked. And I’m eating loads of peanut butter.”

Bridgers is frequently described as a master of insightful, observational writing. In person and on record she is self-aware, but nonetheless brutally honest in a way that is equally amusing and affecting. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.