Singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers has shared a cover of McCarthy Trenching’s “Christmas Song” featuring Jackson Browne just in time for the start of the Holiday season. Bridgers explains, “The first time I heard this song it hit me like a ton of bricks. A lot of McCarthy Trenching songs do that. It’s not that often that I hear a Christmas song that doesn’t make me want to quit music.” (Although last year Bridgers released a rendition of the Holiday classic “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”)
She continues, “I played a show in L.A. around the holidays last year where I covered it for the first time. Jackson Browne was there, and he came up to me after the show to tell me how much he loved the song. A couple days later, Dan [McCarthy] got a Bandcamp notification on his desktop computer that someone paid 50 bucks for his record and wrote a nice note and signed it Jackson Browne. He thought someone was fucking with him. So when I decided to record a version of the song, I knew who I wanted to sing on it. Plus, I have wanted to make music with Jackson as long as I’ve wanted to make music.”
Bridgers is currently wrapping up a tour with her super group Boygenius. For more information, check out her website.