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Phoebe Bridgers covers Tom Waits’ ‘Day After Tomorrow’ for annual Christmas song

All proceeds will go to a Los Angeles charity helping refugees

By Will Richards

Phoebe Bridgers
Phoebe Bridgers. Credit: Frank Ockenfels.

Phoebe Bridgers has shared her annual Christmas song for 2021 – listen to her version of Tom Waits’ ‘Day After Tomorrow’ below.

The singer, who released her second studio album ‘Punisher’ last year, has routinely shared a festive cover every year ahead of Christmas.

Previous editions of Phoebe Bridgers‘ Christmas songs include versions of ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’,’If We Make It Through December’ and Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘‘7 O’Clock News/ Silent Night’ (recorded with Fiona Apple and The National’s Matt Berninger.

Proceeds from the ‘Day After Tomorrow’ cover will go to The International Institute of Los Angeles – The Local Integration & Family Empowerment Division, a charity that supports refugees and human trafficking victims with resources in the Southern California area.

Listen to Bridgers’ new Tom Waits cover below.

Elsewhere, Bridgers revealed that she got emotional while recording her part for ‘Red (Taylor’s version)’ during Taylor Swift’s re-recording of her 2012 album. 

The ‘Kyoto’ singer is featured on the song ‘Nothing New’, which was recorded around the time of the ‘Red’ sessions a decade ago but didn’t make the final album.

However, the song has now been included in the ‘From The Vaults’ tracks on the album as Swift re-records her back catalogue.

Bridgers has admitted that she got “teary” during the process, telling Billboard: “It’s just been a dream. 

“I just am so excited to have people take it at face value the day that it comes out, because I got teary recording it. I just couldn’t be more excited.”