Phoebe Bridgers, an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live (SNL) last night, on February 6.
The episode was hosted by “Schitt’s Creek” star Dan Levy. This was her career-first SNL performance and she performed her songs “Kyoto” and “I Know the End” from her Grammy-nominated album ‘Punisher’. She certainly made a remarkable impression in her debut SNL performance, as she ended her performance of “I Know the End”, by smashing her guitar against her stage monitor.
Bridgers started her two-song set with the second single in her 2020 album, ‘Punisher’: “Kyoto”. Just like the music video of the song, the artist and her backup musicians wore skeleton onesies while performing the tune, which is up for the best rock song and best rock performance Grammys.
For her second song, Bridgers performed another song from her album ‘Punisher’, titled “I Know the End”. The song had a darker vibe and was performed in soft red lights, her skeleton onesie is gone, though the baubles she wore resembled a rib cage. The song started slow and soft, but soon turned into her screaming and playing her guitar, completely in her rock band element.
She then walked towards the front of the stage, and for the last 30 seconds of the song, she smashed her guitar against the stage monitor; sparks flying around her. She then proceeded to kick the amp, and threw her guitar, and ended this legendary performance.
It’s safe to say that the audience absolutely enjoyed her debut performance on SNL
I hope phoebe bridgers did a good job on snl I lent her my guitar for it lol— broti gupta (@BrotiGupta) February 7, 2021
phoebe bridgers screaming into the mic and then smashing her guitar on snl is something that can be so personal pic.twitter.com/0SXQILc011— i know the end supremacy (@RaelChalamet) February 7, 2021
ladies and gentlemen, my mom moments after watching phoebe bridgers perform i know the end: pic.twitter.com/JQ0oMcJKop— Mia Andrea (@miagandrea) February 7, 2021
‘Punisher’, is her second album, and was one of the most loved and best albums of 2020, which gave her four Grammy nominations for 2021.
Bridgers is known for being part of the musical groups ‘Boygenius’ and ‘Better Oblivion Community Center’. She recently appeared on a new song by her ‘Boygenius’ bandmate Julien Baker, “Flavor” as well as a track by Pasadena singer-songwriter Charlie Hickey called “Ten Feet Tall”