Liz Phair Debuts New Single “Spanish Doors”

Liz Phair, will release her new album Soberish, on June 4th, 2021 via Chrysalis Records. The LP is her first material in eleven years
Liz Phair Soberish

Liz Phair, will release her new album Soberish, on June 4th, 2021 via Chrysalis Records. The LP is her first material in eleven years. Produced by Phair’s longtime collaborator Brad Wood (Exile In Guyville, Whip-Smart, and whitechocolatespaceegg). Ahead of the album’s arrival, Phair has shared the single “Spanish Doors.”

Phair describes the song as being “about the fracturing of a beautiful life, when everything you counted on is suddenly thrown up for grabs.” She explains, “I drew inspiration from a friend who was going through a divorce, but the actions in the lyrics are my own. I relate to hiding out in the bathroom when everyone around you is having a good time but your life just fell apart. You look at yourself in the mirror and wonder who you are now, shadows of doubt creeping into your eyes. Just a few moments ago you were a whole, confident person and now you wonder how you’ll ever get the magic back.” The inventive musical sections vault over each other in an exhilarating rush and the contradictory emotions in the layered vocals speak to a universal truth that when bad news arrives, it never picks a good time.

Phair says, “I found my inspiration for Soberish by delving into an early era of my music development, my art school years spent listening to Art Rock and New Wave music non-stop on my Walkman. The English Beat, The Specials, Madness, R.E.M.s Automatic for the People, Yazoo, The Psychedelic Furs, Talking Heads, Velvet Underground, Laurie Anderson, and the Cars. The city came alive for me as a young person, the bands in my headphones lending me the courage to explore.”

Phair shares insight into the meaning of her title: “Soberish can be about partying. It can be about self-delusion. It can be a about chasing that first flush of love or, in fact, any state of mind that allows you to escape reality for a while and exist on a happier plane. It’s not self-destructive or out of control; it’s as simple as the cycle of dreaming and waking up. That’s why I chose to symbolize Soberish with a crossroads, with a street sign. It’s best described as a simple pivot of perspective. When you meet your ‘ish’ self again after a period of sobriety, there’s a deep recognition and emotional relief that floods you, reminding you that there is more to life, more to reality and to your own soul than you are consciously aware of. But if you reach for too much of a good thing, or starve yourself with too little, you’ll lose that critical balance.”

Liz Phair

Spanish Doors
The Game
Hey Lou
In There
Good Side
Sheridan Side
Ba Ba Ba
Soul Sucker
Lonely Street
Bad Kitty
Rain Scene

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Tour Dates:

6/11/21 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
7/3/21 Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Center
7/31/21 Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
8/3/21 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
8/5/21 Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
8/6/21 Las Vegas, NV @ USANA Amphitheater
8/12/21 Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater
8/13/21 Dallas, TX @ Dos Esquis Pavilion
8/14/21 Rogers, AR @ Walmart Amp
8/17/21 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
8/18/21 West Palm Beach, FL @ ITHINK Financial Amphitheater
8/20/21 Alpharetta, GA @ Ameris Bank Amphitheater
8/21/21 Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
8/22/21 Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park
8/25/21 Virginia Beach, CA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
8/26/21 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
8/28/21 Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
8/29.21 Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Amphitheater
8/31/21 Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
9/1/21 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
9/3/21 Gilford, NJ @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
9/4/21 Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
9/5/21 Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts
9/8/21 Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
9/10/21 Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
9/11/12 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino
9/12/21 Clarkson, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/15/21 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
9/17/21 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
9/18/21 St. Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre
10/18/21 Birmingham, England @ Utilita Arena
10/20/21 London, England @ The O2 Arena
10/22/21 Manchester, England @ AO Arena
10/25/21 Dubin, Ireland @ 3Arena
10/28/21 Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena
10/29/21 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena
10/31/21 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
11/3/21 Budapest, Hungary @ Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena
11/6/21 Warsaw, Poland @ Expo XXI
11/8/21 Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
11/10/21 Barcelona, Spain @ Palau Sant Jordi
11/11/21 Madrid, Spain @ WiZink Center
11/13/21 Paris, France @ Acoor Arena

Pre-order Soberish by Liz Phair HERE


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