Healy has LA. I also played two new tracks, opening for the Bridgers.
1975 frontman Matty Healy appeared as a surprise support act at the Phoebe Bridges show in Los Angeles last night (October 22) – check out the footage below.
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Healy delivered a special acoustic set at LA’s Greek Theater, the final stop on the Bridgers’ 2021 US tour. Before the gig, the ‘Punisher’ singer-songwriter told her fans, “Come early tonight. Trust me”.
Bridgers joined Healy on stage for a performance of ‘Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America’, her 1975 collaboration with ‘Notes on a Conditional Form’ from her 2020 album. This was the first time the pair had played a song together.
Healy also did two new tracks, one of which he titled ‘New York’. Elsewhere, the frontman pitches the 1975’s 2013 single ‘Sex’ as an “emo classic” (via) rock cellar magazine)
You can check out fan-shot footage from the show below.
Come early tonight Trust me.
— Traitor Joe (@phoebe_bridgers) October 22, 2021
— 4you (@4_you_) 23 October 2021
— Rock Cellar Magazine (@RockCellarMag) 23 October 2021
The airing of Healy’s new material comes as he teased that he was “making another ‘classic record'” over the summer.
Bridgers previously told Forty-five That ‘Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America’ was a duet, but the people in the duet don’t want to fuck each other. This is a love song of two lonely people.”
She also told the outlet that she thought “hating 1975” was “sexist.” “Because teenage girls invented the band that was famous. Like, teen girls invented The Beatles,” she explained. “Teenage Girls Invented” music. What are you trying to say that’s something stupid just because teenage girls love it? This is nonsense.”
Last week Phoebe Bridgers was joined by special guest Julian Baker at her concert in Berkeley, California. The BoyGenius bandmates performed an accompanying cover of Loudon Wainwright III’s One Man Guy.