Phoebe Bridgers releases video for ‘Savior Complex’ starring Paul Mescal


Phoebe Bridgers has just released a music video for ‘Savior Complex’, starring Emmy-nominated Irish actor Paul Mescal.

Bridgers has been effusive in her appreciation of the work of award-winning British actor, writer and producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge. It turns out the feeling was mutual and, after connecting via email during lockdown, they planned the collaboration on the video.

The track is a fan-favourite from Punisher, the second studio album by the American singer-songwriter, released on June 18, 2020 by Dead Oceans.

The record saw four Grammy nominations for Bridgers in the categories of ‘Best New Artist’, ‘Best Alternative Album’, ‘Best Rock Song’ and ‘Best Rock Performance’.

Bridgers, 26, will perform the song for The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon tomorrow night, with a special rendition filmed at LA’s famed Magic Castle.

In May Mescal, 24, did a vodcast with the singer and the pair have been talking ever since.

The actor then invited the musician to Kinsale, Co Cork, and the duo were spotted enjoying breakfast together at an Irish cafe during her stay.

Read more: TV Review: How well have our ‘Normal People’ been translated from page to screen? 

Mescal played Connell in the hit series Normal People, based on the Sally Rooney novel of the same name.

In May, Bridgers tweeted: “finished normal people and now I’m sad and horny oh wait” in May, to which Mescal replied “I’m officially dead”.

Watch the music video for ‘Savior Complex’ here.

Words by Beth Kirkbride

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