Oberst began singing on the track, before Bridgers channelled her inner Gaga and belted out its huge hook. The duo’s band then kicked in for its final chorus.
“Phoebe’s power grows every day,” one viewer commented on the rendition. Another said: “This needs an official release promptly.”
Performing in Las Vegas last month, Better Oblivion Community Center aired a cover of The Killers’ hit ‘Human‘. Brandon Flowers and co. responded to their melancholic take, writing: “An honour to have people we love do their take on our songs. Damned good. Thank you.”
Better Oblivion Community Center’s US tour will continue throughout April, with the pair set to play European and UK shows next month. Check out their schedule below.
1 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockerfeller
2 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Berns
3 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
5 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Theater
6 – Cologne, Germany @ Kantine
7 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
8 – Antwerp, Belgium @ De Roma
10 – Bristol, UK @ 02 Academy Bristol
11 – London, UK @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire
12 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz
In conversation with NME about what to expect from the tour, Bridgers said: “I think we’re going to try to have fun with it, but we’re not quite sure what [the setlist will be yet].”
Oberst added: “The record is only 40 or so minutes, so in order for us to do a headline set we’re going to have to come up with some more material. I think [we’ll do] covers and maybe reworking some of our own songs too.”