Phoebe Bridgers and Bright Eyes collaborate on abortion rights track ‘Miracle of Life’

23.10.20, Words by: Felicity Martin

Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst have teamed up on new track ‘Miracle of Life’, a protest song discussing abortion rights.

The track, with vocals from Bright Eyes lead singer Conor Oberst and Bridgers, tells the lyrically descriptive story of a woman attempting to travel out of state to terminate her pregnancy, but has to have an illegal abortion after her car breaks down.

With lyrics like “Lay down on the hard cold ground/ Crying’s such a soothing sound/ Get cured with a coat hanger/ Girl you’re in America now,” you can read them in full here.

Speaking about the track, Oberst wrote: “This song should not exist in 2020 America.” He went on to describe ‘Miracle of Life’ as “a little story about what was, what still is in many parts of the world and what could be again here in this country if the GOP is successful in reshaping the Supreme Court and rolling back all of the hard-fought progress made for reproductive rights in the last 50 years.

“Hopefully, if we all work together and vote, it will make this song sound as irrelevant and outdated as it should,” he finished.

All proceeds from the track are going to reproductive health organisation Planned Parenthood.

Oberst and Bridgers have previously collaborated as Better Oblivion Community Center, performing together and releasing an eponymous album in January 2019.