Indie rock musician Liz Phair has made a bold return with “Good Side,” her first release since her 2014 Christmas song “Ho Ho Ho.”
On the introspective track, the singer sings about wanting to leave a good impression despite all the “wrong” she’s done. “There’s so many ways to fuck up a life / I’ve tried to be original / Done plenty more wrong than I ever did right / Still I’m not a criminal,” she sings over acoustic guitar chords and drum beats.
Alongside the song’s release, Phair also announced that she’s working on a new album with Brad Wood, the producer of her 1993 debut album Exile in Guyville. “The comprehensive and gorgeous reissue of my first record plus the Girly-Sound track [in 2018] made me nostalgic for the old days,” she told Stereogum of their decision to reunite. “Thinking about the mindset we had when we were just starting out. I think I was curious to see what kind of music Brad and I would make now, on the other side of our careers.”
The as-yet-untitled forthcoming record will be out next year. The album will be Phair’s first full-length since 2010’s Funstyle. Listen to “Good Side” here.