If you were alive in the ’90s, chances are good you know every word to “Iris.” The Goo Goo Dolls hit was a constant on the radio, a soul-cracking part of the City of Angels soundtrack, and has ever since been the perfect song to bust out at karaoke. You want to see the whole room sway and belt out in ’90s angst, you play “Iris.” Even 26-year-old American songstress Phoebe Bridgers knows what’s up, and she was three years old when it came out.
So, on Election Day, while the whole of the nation was glued to TV news or endlessly doomscrolling, desperate for updates, Bridgers made a promise:
if trump loses I will cover iris by the goo goo dolls— traitor joe (@phoebe_bridgers) November 3, 2020
Why “Iris?” It’s not like it has much to do with the election. But it’s awesome. So, sure why not.
Anyhow, whether Trump is ready to admit it or not, he lost. So, as promised, Bridgers recorded a cover with fellow ’90s baby Maggie Rogers as a duet.
And that’s not all.
You can download the cover at Bandcamp, donating whatever you like for it. All proceeds from the track go to Fair Fight, the voting rights advocacy organization fronted by Georgia hero Stacey Abrams. So, you want to help be sure Dems get control of the senate? You want to contribute to the potential victories of Democrat Jon Ossoff and Democrat Raphael Warnock? You want to show Abrams and all the folks that made Georgia flip blue that you appreciate them? Throw some money this way. Every little bit helps.
Back to “Iris.” Here’s how Twitter users are reacting to Bridgers and Rogers’ cover:
Good morning to Phoebe Bridgers only https://t.co/eaXIAcaHJi— Julie Kliegman (@jmkliegman) November 13, 2020
there is something so personal about phoebe bridgers and maggie rogers covering iris by the goo goo dolls as a fundraiser to flip the senate— Mimi ﾟ* ✧･ﾟﾟ is phone banking into Georgia (@mimirose101) November 13, 2020
phoebe bridgers and maggie rogers covering iris… head empty just that that song pic.twitter.com/kXgKXp7DV6— rachel maddow tell me good news (@lyndonbjocelyn) November 13, 2020
phoebe bridgers and maggie rogers released a cover of iris. don’t text. pic.twitter.com/ygVKmxU0kP— Joshua (@joshunty) November 13, 2020
me working out but forgetting to unloop Goo Goo Dolls's Iris Cover by Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers from my playlist pic.twitter.com/KCwHhYiHLb— 🔪🔪🔪🔪 #SOGIEEqualityNow (@gelifish__) November 13, 2020
the Phoebe Bridgers cover of Iris, a song that is 4 mins 50 secs, is 3 mins 9 secs https://t.co/kS4baVfZT2— Carrie Wittmer 👻 (@carriesnotscary) November 13, 2020
iris cover isnt just a cover, its a cultural reset, its the oxygen u breathe, iris cover is a lifestyle, a reason to breathe, an escape from this cruel world filled with thieves, iris cover is an art, a hug from a loved one, everything you’ve ever wanted. pic.twitter.com/LOmLlatKeg— m she/her (@skellysuit) November 6, 2020
Waking up to Phoebe Bridgers and Maggie Rogers releasing a cover of Iris by Goo Goo Dolls pic.twitter.com/ezhH1UVfDB— The New Razzle Dazzle (@Skyler_AEvans) November 13, 2020
sarah paulson dancing to phoebe bridgers and maggie rogers cover of iris because i'm emo pic.twitter.com/XNZiS4LNrA— brooke 🐝 bly manor transition era (@keshitposting) November 13, 2020
if i dont respond to anybody's texts today just know it's bc im listening to phoebe bridgers/maggie rogers sing Iris for the 2349827349th time in this exact position pic.twitter.com/WHI6Bvmzbm— vegetarian garbage can (@madame_cowboy) November 13, 2020
What do you think? Does it best the original? Take a listen..
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