Deconstructing Phoebe Bridgers’, ‘Kyoto’

by Shelt Garner

Ok, as always, I’m extremely late to the party with a new artist. This time, it’s Phoebe Bridgers. The one song of hers that I love, love, love is Kyoto. But to my ear, there are a number of other songs floating around in this one song. So, let’s go through them, shall we?

First up, The Velvet Underground:

Then, add in a little bit of The Polyphonic Spree:

And, lastly, throw in Paul Westerberg

It’s rare that the influences of a song are so stark to my ears. But those three songs together and you get this:

Author: Shelton Bumgarner

I am the Editor & Publisher of The Trumplandia Report

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