Listen to Phoebe Bridgers Cover Bo Burnham's "That Funny Feeling"
She did it again, folks — and thankfully this time somebody recorded it
Published Sep 07, 2021Annoying people hive assemble: you can finally hear Phoebe Bridgers' rendition of Bo Burnham's "That Funny Feeling."
A month ago, the singer-songwriter and comedian took the stage together in an intimate performance at Pete Holmes' monthly "Living at Largo" show in Los Angeles. Recording devices were prohibited and the internet collectively sighed our defeat — there it is again, that funny feeling...
Anyway, the universe has realigned and given us footage of Bridgers performing the cover in St. Louis, MI, at the first show of her "The Reunion" tour on September 3. She played "That Funny Feeling" as a melancholic encore moment.
The existential cut from Burnham's Netflix comedy special Inside is a song Bridgers has said she wishes she'd written herself. "I know I love something when it fills me with rage," she told the Los Angeles audience back in August when she and Burnham performed the song together for the first time.
Burnham's original version of "That Funny Feeling" appears on Inside (The Songs), which will be available on vinyl and CD later this year. That being said, its deadpan dark humour and its bleak sense of irony probably wouldn't have been out of place on Bridgers' 2020 album Punisher. The artist's sophomore record landed on Exclaim!'s list of the year's 50 best albums.
Hear Bridgers angelically sing the names Steve Aoki and Logan Paul below; they've easily never sounded better.
You can also hear Bridgers' take on Metallica's "Nothing Else Matters," which appears on this week's forthcoming Blacklist. The musician also appears on her record label Saddest Factory's signees MUNA's new track "Silk Chiffon."