Phoebe Bridgers set the Saturday Night Live stage ablaze last night with "Kyoto," a selection of from her new album Punisher. In the first of two sets, the Los Angeles native performed the powerful cut while she and her band were dressed as skeletons. While it wasn't as smashing (literally) as her second performance, which included Bridgers slamming her guitar into a monitor after playing "I Know the End," it was still a fantastic moment.
Fans of the singer were thrilled by the performance, crediting Bridgers with actually pumping up the mood of the week with the song. "So the best i've felt all week was jumping around singing kyoto while phoebe bridgers sang on snl," one fan wrote on Twitter. "I think I might crush on Phoebe Bridgers for a little while," another added.
Her recent collaborations with Bright Eyes called "Miracle of Life" peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking her third entry. She earned her fourth entry, peaking at no. 1, in the same month for her rendition of the Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris" with Maggie Rogers. The SNL performance comes as she prepares for the upcoming Grammys, where she is nominated for four awards this year: best new artist, best alternative album, best rock song, and best rock performance.
She shares the last nom with the female group HAIM. While also admitting she went to high school with the sisters, she told Billboard she needed to call them with following the news. "We haven't even discussed it yet, I need to call them, but it's hilarious," she said. "I was a freshman when Alana was a senior. I saw Haim when their parents were still in the band."
phoebe bridgers looking ethereal while singing kyoto on snl: pic.twitter.com/QiTiAfhMGf— mari🌈 || evermore (@cherrysupercut) February 7, 2021
Recently the star informed her followers that she's standing in solidarity with the multiple women who've recently come forward with allegations against Marilyn Manson. She also shared a personal story of her visit to the artist's house where she revealed he has a "rape room." "I went to Marilyn Manson's house when I was a teenager with some friends. I was a big fan," she wrote in the tweet. "I thought it was just his horrible frat boy sense of humor. I stopped being a fan. I stand with everyone who came forward." She continued, blasting Manson's label and manager who've since cut ties with the artist. "The label knew, management knew, the band knew. Distancing themselves now, pretending to be shocked and horrified is f––ing pathetic."