As winter lingers on and the news inflicts daily blows to our psyche, it helps to listen to music that soothes our current reality. Phoebe Bridgers, 25, is an indie-folk artist from Los Angeles who was signed to a major label back in 2016 and is something of a hidden gem for those in the know. She received glowing reviews for her 2017 debut album, Stranger in the Alps, and has since collaborated with a number of well-known artists, most notably Conor Oberst. She is also supporting The 1975 and The National on tour through 2020. Her music is defined by stripped back hypnotic arrangements and her ethereal voice. But it also hides two secret weapons: her lyrics and the choruses. Many artists can write beautiful verses, but often they fall short at the chorus, the part of a song where alchemy delivers gold and the audience is gifted a lyric and a musical hook that lodges in its mind forever. Bridgers defines herself with these two abilities and as such, she separates herself from the pack.