Jensen McRae wondered how Phoebe Bridgers would sing about California's COVID-19 vaccine rollout, and more importantly, how she would be keeping herself busy while waiting in line.
"In 2023 Phoebe Bridgers is gonna drop her third album & the opening track will be about hooking up in the car while waiting in line to get vaccinated at dodger stadium and it’s gonna make me cry," the 23-year-old rising artist tweeted Jan. 14 before posting a minute-long teaser clip of the song's intro.
The practice comes from a songwriting game she plays with fellow musician Masiyn called "Indie Girl Improv," in which the two trade made-up Phoebe Bridgers lyrics with each other. "The way she name-checks pop culture and stares despair in the eye makes it easy to craft tongue-in-cheek mimicries of her music," McRae tells Billboard exclusively. "So I sort of did that, but by myself instead of with a partner."