On February 29, 2016, Phoebe Bridgers made a list of goals she wanted to achieve by the next leap year. They included: tour the world, see Ireland, make three albums. She’d never left the US. She’d never made a record. She was 21 and unsigned. Now she’s 25. She’s toured the world, including Ireland, and released three albums: one solo, one as boygenius with Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker, and one as Better Oblivion Community Center with Conor Oberst—her hero. “Dude!” she says, of revisiting the list on February 29, 2020. “It’s happened. They all became real in ways I couldn’t have imagined.” It’s mid-morning in LA, and Bridgers is calling while doing a lap of the local Silver Lake Reservoir. She’s California born and bred. She “ums” with every response, employs “later” for goodbye and admits to spending “$11 on smoothies on average per day.” She talks up astrology: She blames Mercury being in retrograde for feeling sick during a press This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-six Buy Now Related Stories Music Issue 46 Lil Silva A superstar collaborator steps into the spotlight. Arts & Culture Films Music Issue 42 Peer Review Iranian artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat pays homage to the iconic Egyptian singer Oum Kulthum. Music Issue 38 Rina Sawayama In London, Stephanie Phillips takes a tour around the sweet, strange galaxy of glitter pop sensation Rina Sawayama. Music Issue 38 Eric Nam A reeducation in K-pop from one of its brightest stars. Music Issue 36 Last Night What did singer Tyson McVey do with her evening? Music Issue 33 Michael Kiwanuka The self-possessed singer on the importance of vulnerability.