Liz Phair is very pleased to share her new single, “Hey Lou”, an ode to the romance of geniuses, specifically Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson. The track is produced by Liz’s longstanding collaborator Brad Wood, who helmed production on her seminal introductory albums Exile In Guyville, Whip-Smart and Whitechocolatespacegg, which arguably defined a generation
The return of Liz Phair is an incredibly welcome one (her last album was released back in 2010), and “Hey Lou” is a wonderful combination of everything Liz Phair is so acclaimed for. It’s a song that harnesses her razor-sharp wry lyrical observations, and pitches them with a killer chorus and a barrage of those angular guitar lines that only Liz could write. It’s reminiscent of the songs Liz wrote that have influenced and inspired so many young fans to pick up guitars and find an outlet to express themselves. Songs of riotous and righteous self-belief.
Speaking of “Hey Lou”, Liz explains, “Have you ever wondered what love looks like for your favorite celebrity couple behind closed doors?” Hey Lou imagines a day in the life of two music legends, whose union was an inspiration for rock bands and a source of curiosity for die hard romantics.”
The song’s video features puppets of the song’s protagonists, Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson, and can be viewed below.
In addition to the release of Hey Lou, Liz is also excited to share details of a ticketed streaming event on the 3rd March. Performing new and old tracks, Liz will be joined by her longstanding producer and collaborator Brad Wood, interspersed by conversation with Wood to discussing the intricacies and their memories of creating music together. The conversation will be hosted by journalist Kim Taylor Bennett. Tickets are on sale now via Mandolin and available HERE.
“Hey Lou” is the introduction to what promises to be a fantastic returning year for Liz Phair – with the release of a new record, her first of new material in a decade, entitled Soberish.