Phoebe Bridgers recruits Jackson Browne for acoustic reimagining of Kyoto, covers John Prine's Summer's End

[L-R] Phoebe Bridgers and Jackson Browne
(Image credit: Andrew Benge/Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Guitar-smashing feather-ruffler Phoebe Bridgers has teamed up with singer-songwriter Jackson Browne for a “sadder version” of Kyoto, taken from her sophomore studio album, Punisher.

The track comes as part of Bridgers' contribution to the Spotify Singles series, a collection of originals and covers recorded by artists in various Spotify studios. Kyoto is one of two tracks on the release – the other being a cover of Summer's End – originally composed by late country/folk legend John Prine.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.