Published Aug 13, 2020While the pandemic has had a way of bringing people together, it's also caused some serious bad vibes between people. Adding to that is now Phoebe Bridgers, who has doubled down on her hate of Eric Clapton, saying his music "extremely mediocre" while calling him a "famous racist."
The indie songwriters recently released her new album Punisher, which contains a Clapton diss track of sorts called "Moon Song." On it, she sings, "We hate 'Tears in Heaven'/ But it's sad that his baby died," referencing Clapton's 1992 single written about the death of his four-year-old son, Conor.
But rather than letting it end there, she's thrown some more barbs at the 75-year-old rock legend.
"You know, I don't think our Venn diagrams are very connected," Bridgers told Double J [via NME]. "I have such an Eric Clapton rant, because I think it's just extremely mediocre music, but also he's a famous racist."
Elaborating, she said, "Sometimes I think people are too problematic to be cancelled, or not relevant enough to be cancelled. I mean, it wouldn't even make news if he said something racist today, because he went on a racist rant in the '60s or '70s that was very famous."
Speaking specifically of "Moon Song," Bridgers said. "The lyric used to be, 'we hate Eric Clapton.' It's actually kind of worse now. Because it's the dead baby song, which is a heartbreaking song.
"If I were to pick an Eric Clapton song, it's up there with the ones that I actually like. So, it's kind of a lie on the record, but it sounds more poetic."
Down below, you can listen to "Moon Song" for yourself.