Phoebe Bridgers drops new version of “Kyoto” for Spotify Singles

She also covered John Prine’s “Summer’s End.”

Phoebe Bridgers has shared a new version of “Kyoto” and a cover of John Prine’s “Summer’s End” for Spotify Singles.

The releases are part of Spotify’s content roll-out ahead of the upcoming 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, where they will be releasing a set from each of the Best New Artist nominees: namely Bridgers, Chika, Ingrid Andress, Noah Cyrus and D Smoke.

For each of these Spotify Singles, the artists will be sharing new versions of their own songs while performing their renditions of songs from previous Best New Artist nominees.


For “Kyoto,” Bridgers teamed up with Jackson Browne as they harmonized over the gentle strumming of acoustic guitars. This is the second time the two have linked up for a rendition of the track, having previously performed it with Philip Glass and the Scorchio Quartet at the Tibet House 34th Annual Benefit Concert back in February.

The second offering is a wistful rendition of “Summer’s End” by the late John Prine—who was also a nominee for Best New Artist at the Grammys back in 1973—that’s prefaced by a voice-mail from Bridgers’ grandfather wishing her a belated birthday. The cover also featured vocals from Maria Taylor.

Apart from her Best New Artist nomination, Bridgers also got the nod for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for “Kyoto,” as well as Best Alternative Music Album for Punisher.


Stream Bridger’s Spotify Singles tracks below:

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