Liz Phair announces first album in ten years with “Good Side”

She reunites with Brad Wood, who produced her debut album ‘Exile in Guyville.’

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.”

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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.

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