Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Rob Moose featuring Phoebe Bridgers - "Wasted"

Photo by Julia and Aaron Robbs

I was embarrassingly late to the Phoebe Bridgers bandwagon, but I'm fully on board now so I'm obviously going to pay attention to any project she's involved with. Producer and arranger Rob Moose brought her in for his latest project, and she provides vocals for his latest single, "Wasted." He's the one who added strings to her album Stranger in the Alps, and on this new single they amp up the strings aspect even more. "Wasted" is more of a modern take on classical with Phoebe Bridgers providing vocals than her normal slice of indie rock/pop. It's a gorgeous song that is heavy with strings, but not in a stuffy way at all. This is classical/orchestral music for those that would normally hate the genre.

Rob Moose says of the new song:

“'Wasted' came my way in 2019. I first started to tinker with it on a retreat to Orcas Island, with snow out the window and no helpful instruments nearby. Progress came slowly, but I managed to arrange and record what felt like a rough demo of the first verse and chorus before flying home. When I opened up the song again in New York, I felt like the song was ready for a major shift. I kept working on it in bursts and stepping away, a process that was new for me. Hundreds of hours and several hiatuses later, Phoebe resang the vocal, and 'Wasted' began its new life."

You can watch the video for "Wasted" below. Inflorescence is due out August 11 via Sony Masterworks. For more on Rob Moose, check out the artist's website.

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