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Phoebe Bridgers keeps promise and covers ‘Iris’ after Trump loses election

Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers teamed up for an iconic cover.

Nov 13, 2020, 10:12 am*

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Audra Schroeder

On Election Day, singer Phoebe Bridgers made a vow: “If Trump loses I will cover ‘Iris’ by the Goo Goo Dolls,” she wrote on Twitter. A little over a week later, she has delivered.

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On Thursday night, Bridgers posted a cover of the 1998 hit—a collaboration with Maggie Rogers—on Bandcamp, and proceeds will benefit Stacey Abrams' Fair Fight effort in Georgia. The cover art is an edit of the forced to drink milk object labeling meme.

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This was a highly anticipated event: Bridgers' mentions were full of people who were wondering where the cover was, including the Goo Goo Dolls.

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Musician @TheBrotographer appears to be the inciting element for the cover. Back in October they floated the idea of an "Iris" cover on Instagram, and Bridgers said she would do it.

The song will be available exclusively on Bandcamp today only.

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*First Published: Nov 13, 2020, 10:11 am