Liz Phair preps first album in 10 years, shares new song “Good Side”
Liz Phair has returned with her first new original song since 2010, “Good Side,” which is the first taste of her new album that she plans to release next year. The album reunites Liz with producer Brad Wood, who helmed her classic ’90s albums Exile In Guyville, Whip-Smart, and whitechocolatespaceegg, and this new song sounds more like classic Liz Phair than her music has sounded in a while. Liz talked more about it to Stereogum:
STEREOGUM: When did you start working on “Good Side?”
LIZ PHAIR: I wrote “Good Side” this spring — the first song Brad and I really latched onto during these recording sessions and the song that really set the production tone for the album.
STEREOGUM: Why did you decide to work with Brad Wood for the first time in 20 years?
PHAIR: I think the comprehensive and gorgeous reissue of my first record plus the Girly-Sound track made me nostalgic for the old days — 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 (and Casey) would make now, on the other side of our careers.
Liz also points out in the interview that Casey Rice, who engineered and played guitar on Exile In Guyville, “has agreed to lend [them] a few guitar hooks, too.” The new song officially hits streaming services this Friday but you can hear it below now. Liz’s new memoir, Horror Stories, is also out today.