Rob Moose Debuts “Wasted” Ft: Phoebe Bridgers

Rob Moose Debuts “Wasted” Ft: Phoebe Bridgers. The track is off the singer/songwriter and producer's forthcoming album Inflorescence
Rob Moose Debuts “Wasted” Ft: Phoebe Bridgers

Rob Moose, the producer and arranger, has released his second single, “Wasted” featuring Phoebe Bridgers. The track is from his forthcoming EP, Inflorescence, available August 11th via Sony Music Masterworks. Having worked together since 2016, Rob has collaborated with Phoebe on her music (added strings on Stranger in the Alps, co-produced Copycat Killer EP). On “Wasted,” a fan-favorite written by Bridgers’ longtime collaborator Marshall Vore, Rob reimagines the track, pushing and pulling at the harmony and transforming it into something special. Accompanying today’s track release is a new video for “Wasted” directed by Peter Cerrito.

Phoebe Bridgers comments on her working relationship with Rob Moose:

“Rob is my son. That’s an inside joke but there is a deeper connection we share musically which resembles being blood related.”

Rob Moose notes of their collaboration on the track:

“”Wasted” came my way in 2019. I first started to tinker with it on a retreat to Orcas Island, with snow out the window and no helpful instruments nearby. Progress came slowly, but I managed to arrange and record what felt like a rough demo of the first verse and chorus before flying home. When I opened up the song again in New York, I felt like the song was ready for a major shift. I kept working on it in bursts and stepping away, a process that was new for me. Hundreds of hours and several hiatuses later, Phoebe resang the vocal, and ‘Wasted’ began its new life.”

On the creation of the video, Director Peter Cerrito says:

“Creating the music video for ‘Wasted’ was an exercise in spontaneity. In my first three months in Los Angeles, I found myself living with Phoebe’s bandmate in Silverlake. Once she left for tour I moved into a new house and met my roommate Caden, who is a video editor and his best friend Sam, a cinematographer. Within a day of our initial meeting, I had pitched the idea of putting tooth gems on an 82-year-old woman and rearranging our living room into a production studio. 72 hours later the video was shot. My directorial debut: no budget, makeup wipes and stickers.”

From duetting with Phoebe Bridgers on late night TV to arranging the strings on Miley Cyrus’s recent chart topper “Flowers,” ROB MOOSE, the highly-sought after producer and arranger, is releasing music under his own name for the first time at age 40. Inflorescence features collaborators Phoebe Bridgers, Sara Bareilles, Bon Iver, Brittany Howard and Emily King, and is set for release on August 11, 2023 via Sony Music Masterworks.

Rob Moose
Inflorescence EP

1 “I Bend But Never Break” [ft. Brittany Howard]
2 “Can Only Be Love” [ft. Emily King]
3 “Marvel Room” [ft. Bon Iver]
4 “Wasted” [ft. Phoebe Bridgers]
5 “Extract” [ft. Sara Bareilles]

Pre-order Inflorescence by Rob Moose HERE


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