Phoebe Bridgers has released her annual Christmas cover, “Day After Tomorrow,” a rendition of Tom Waits.’
Bridgers’ rendition, which appeared on Waits’ 2004 album Real Gone, keeps true to the original, with lines like “What I miss, you won’t believe/Shoveling snow and raking leaves” conveying melancholy.
Bridgers’ bandmates Marshall Vore, Harrison Whitford, and others, as well as a backup choir, appear on the track. Bridgers, Tony Berg, and Ethan Gruska produced it. All revenues will go to the Local Integration & Family Empowerment Division in Los Angeles, which helps refugees, immigrants, and survivors of human trafficking in the region.
Merle Haggard’s “If We Make It Thru December” (2020), Simon & Garfunkel’s “7 O’Clock News/Silent Night” (2019), McCarthy Trenching’s “Christmas Song” (2018), and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (2017) are among Bridgers’ Christmas covers over the years.