Oh, Liz Phair. Has it really come to this?
Seventeen years after the release of her debut Exile in Guyville- an album Blender considered the 35th best indie rock album of all time- Phair is back with a new album called Funstyle.
Bollywood, the album’s lead single, is downright bizarre. Phair raps about the injustice of the music industry over a tabla and sitar-driven track. Sample lyric: “Let me tell you how it’s done here in Hollywood/Maybe you were thinking you was in the Bollywood.” Ugh. Hopefully a video of Phair dancing around in a lengha isn’t inevitable.
You can listen to the song below. (Warning: it’s a bit painful.):