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Phoebe Bridgers covers Nico’s “These Days” with Lucy Dacus, Weyes Blood, and more

The three vocalists were backed by the guitar trio of Jack Antonoff, The 1975’s Matty Healy, and Phish’s Trey Anastasio.

December 20, 2022
Phoebe Bridgers covers Nico’s “These Days” with Lucy Dacus, Weyes Blood, and more From left: Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood), photo by Neelam Khan Vela; Phoebe Bridgers, photo by Paul Mescal; Lucy Dacus, photo by Marin Leong.  

Jack Antonoff and his sister, fashion designer Rachel Antonoff, held the eighth annual Ally Coalition Talent Show, a variety show benefiting organizations that fight discrimination against and provide aid to LGBTQ youth, on Monday night (December 19). This year’s lineup featured a a stacked cast of musicians, six of whom joined forces to cover of “These Days,” a song written by a 16-year-old Jackson Browne in 1965 and popularized two years later by German singer and Andy Warhol/Velvet Underground affiliate Nico two years later — and another 50 years later by Drake.

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For this task, Antonoff recruited three vocalists: Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus (who make up two thirds of the supergroup boygenius, alongside Julien Baker), as well as Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood). They’re accompanied by a guitar trio comprising The 1975’s Matty Healy, Phish’s Trey Anastasio, and Antonoff himself. Other performers at the event included Joy Oladokun, Claud, Christian Lee Hutson, comedian Mike Birbiglia, and Antonoff’s band Bleachers, as well as his former Fun. bandmate Andrew Dost, who brought along his own new act, Metal Bubble Trio.

For their rendition of “These Days,” Bridgers, Dacus, and Mering each took a verse before uniting in harmony for the song’s final minute. Watch their performance below.

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Phoebe Bridgers covers Nico’s “These Days” with Lucy Dacus, Weyes Blood, and more