American singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers has pulled through with her "election promise".
Amidst an exhausting elections week for Americans, the boygenius member, via Twitter, promised to cover the Goo Goo Dolls' 1998 hit 'Iris' if current US President Donald Trump lost the bid for re-election. The singer made good on her promise, and has enlisted folk-pop singer Maggie Rogers for the one-off performance.
if trump loses I will cover iris by the goo goo dolls— traitor joe (@phoebe_bridgers) November 3, 2020
Today (14/11), both Phoebe and Maggie announced that their cover of 'Iris' is available exclusively on Bandcamp for the next 24 hours. While the track is free to stream, the two singers urge people to donate in support of Fair Fight, a non-profit organisation that promotes fair elections in the US.
“iris”— Maggie Rogers (@maggierogers) November 13, 2020
alive for 24 hours on bandcamp
proceeds benefit @fairfightaction
thank u goo goo
for this absolute classic https://t.co/sJpfBXq17W pic.twitter.com/6XTGZXB8AP
Days leading to up to the collaboration announcement, Maggie and Phoebe were hinting about the joint track on Twitter.
u need some harmonies for that special tune ?— Maggie Rogers (@maggierogers) November 6, 2020
Anticipation around a rendition of the Goo Goo Dolls' 'Iris' started when Phoebe posted a snippet of her playing the hit song on the guitar on her Instagram story. Since then, the singer's fans have been relentlessly asking for a full track - guess today is that day.
drop it now please pic.twitter.com/fP8Uyrnagq— m she/her (@skellysuit) November 6, 2020
listening to phoebe bridgers and maggie rogers cover of iris for my daily serving of wallowing in misery pic.twitter.com/Ow7YsxvOIk— jonbie (@jkulks) November 13, 2020
Maggie Rogers and phoebe bridgers j dropped their cover of iris by the goo goo dolls pic.twitter.com/2vuWeD2Oxd— Emily (@emkidz) November 13, 2020
Listen to Phoebe Bridgers' and Maggie Rogers' rendition of 'Iris' on Bandcamp here: