Phoebe Bridgers and her skeleton suit took a wild car ride to perform “I See You” on Tuesday’s Late Late Show With James Corden.
The indie star has been wearing the outfit quite regularly — even on the cover of her new album, Punisher — and in the Late Show clip above, she sports it inside a car as she drives frantically around a parking lot. “Laying down on the lawn/I’m tired of trying to get in the house,” she sings, as the Punisher track plays along on the stereo. “I’m thinking out loud.”
Bridgers released Punisher, the follow-up to her 2017 solo debut Stranger in the Alps, last week. It was originally slated for June 19th, but she dropped it a day early and encouraged fans to donate to racial justice organizations.
“I just had a couple people reach out to me and ask me if I was going to put the record out at all with the political climate or even push it down the line,” she told Corden. “And I just feel like the subtext of that is waiting for people to forget about Black Lives Matter, or waiting for white people to be able to talk about themselves on the internet again. Which I find insanely cringey and offensive.”
Earlier this month, Bridgers performed a brief virtual trek of performances around her house in Los Angeles, ranging from the kitchen to her bed. In April, she performed the single “Kyoto” from her bathroom on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
“I won’t know, truly, what [this] record’s about until like, a year from now,” she recently told Rolling Stone. “It’s like when you go through a breakup and then five years later you’re like, ‘Oh, shit. That’s what was going on at that time.’”