There’s a new folk rock duo on the block, but they’re no greenhorns. Last Friday, Phoebe Bridgers and Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst released a self-titled album as Better Oblivion Community Center, and they dropped by CBS This Morning this past weekend to perform three new songs: “Dylan Thomas,” “Didn’t Know What I Was in For” and “My City.”
Bridgers and Oberst have been fast friends and collaborators for a while now—they met in 2016, and Oberst supplied backing vocals on Bridgers’ “Would You Rather,” from her 2017 debut Stranger in the Alps.
Better Oblivion Community Center came together after several years of informal songwriting sessions beginning in 2017. “I’d never had the experience of writing a full record with another songwriter like this,” Oberst told Rolling Stone. “It was from the ground up, sitting with guitars and spitballing different lyrics.”
Watch Bridgers and Oberst perform on CBS This Morning with matching sparkly guitars, assisted by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
“Didn’t Know What I Was in For”: