Recently Phoebe Bridgers spoke out about her new song “Sidelines”. She said that she is trying to write happier songs. In the show named “Conversations With Friends,” she mentioned it was challenging for herself.
Bridgers’ last album ‘Punisher’ was the result of a shift in focus. However, the new soundtrack is notably more optimistic. She said, “I think it’s more challenging to sound smart and write well about happiness than it is about sadness.”
The singer also added, “I’m striving to do more stuff like that. I think it’s more challenging to sound smart and write well about happiness than it is about sadness. In the interest of not seeming trite, I lean toward darker subject matter, just out of comfort. And I think a challenge to myself, now, is being articulate about things that are good.”
The singer explained her production choices, “I wanted it to be hi-fi in some ways, and beautiful and cinematic, and lo-fi in other ways, and it was really hard to find that balance.” Bridgers added, “I think Sally’s writing is so beautiful and perfect, and Normal People affected me deeply, too, in totally different ways.”
She also said about Conversations With Friends protagonist Frances Flynn. She said, “Frances is so, so confident in her own art – she knows she’s great, and she thinks she’s the smartest person in the room – but she’s also so deeply, deeply self-conscious. And that balance in a person was super jarring to read for the first time.”