In news that has calmed my anxious self-isolation soul, Hayley Williams has covered Phoebe Bridgers ‘Smoke Signals’. Williams shared a cover of the Stranger in the Alps track on Instagram, dedicating the performance to collaborator Lindsey Barnes — who worked on the visuals for Williams’ Petals for Armor project.
“for lindsey,” she wrote.
“woke up today a lil heavy. didn’t know why, just some days are like that. but then realized i am inextricably connected to my friend @lindseybyrnes and she is going through a really tough time. one of her favs is Phoebe Bridgers so this self-serenade is actually for her since i can’t hang with her or hug her tight. check on your friends and send them your love. just because we are all isolated right now doesn’t mean we aren’t as close. our connection to each other defies space and time.”
Williams ended the caption with a message for Bridgers, “ps @_fake_nudes_ im sorry for butchering your beautiful guitar parts. and also, this is just a perfect song.”
Watch the cover below.
Last month, our hearts all went into collective combustion after Williams unearthed another cut from Petals for Armour, ‘Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris’. The song featured vocal contributions from boygenius — the trio of Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker, you can listen to it here.