Watch Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson Become Puppets in Liz Phair's New "Hey Lou" Video
The track will appear on her upcoming album 'Soberish'
Published Feb 10, 2021About a year ago, Liz Phair started dropping hints about a new album titled Soberish — her first new release in over a decade — and today, she's sharing some new material from the forthcoming record in the form of a single titled "Hey Lou."
In addition to the new Brad Wood-produced single, Phair has shared a music video featuring puppet versions of the song's protagonists, Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson.
"Have you ever wondered what love looks like for your favourite celebrity couple behind closed doors?" Phair said in a release. "'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 diehard romantics."
In early 2020, Phair announced that she'd be taking Soberish on the road with Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill anniversary tour. That tour never came to fruition due to the pandemic, which appears to have affected the album's release schedule.
Soberish is set to arrive through Chrysalis Records sometime this year. Previously, Phair shared its lead single "Good Side" back in 2019.
Watch the video for "Hey Lou" below, where you'll also find her previously rescheduled tour dates. The dates are set to start in June and include a long string of Canadian stops, including an appearance at Ottawa Bluesfest.
And while it's unclear if the concerts will actually take place, you can see the ambitious schedule below.
Phair will be performing via her first ever streaming event, called "Hey Lou Hey Liz," on March 3. You can get tickets here.
06/11 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
06/25 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
06/27 Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place
06/28 Calgary, AB - Saddledome
06/30 Saskatoon, SK - SaskTel Center
07/02 Winnipeg, MB - Bell MTS Place
07/03 Minneapolis, MN - Xcel Center
07/05 London, ON - Budweiser Garden
07/07 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
07/10 Toronto, ON - Bud Stage
07/11 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Bluesfest
07/31 Portland, OR - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
08/03 Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion
08/05 Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/06 Las Vegas, NV - USANA Amphitheater
08/12 Austin, TX - Germania Insurance Amphitheater
08/13 Dallas, TX - Dos Esquis Pavilion
08/14 Rogers, AR - Walmart Amp
08/17 Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater
08/18 West Palm Beach, FL - ITHINK Financial Amphitheater
08/20 Alpharetta, GA - Ameris Bank Amphitheater
08/21 Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
08/22 Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park
08/25 Virginia Beach, CA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
08/26 Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
08/28 Hartford, CT - XFINITY Theatre
08/29 Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Amphitheater
08/31 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion
09/01 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
09/03 Gilford, NJ - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
09/04 Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
09/05 Saratoga, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts
09/08 Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
09/10 Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Music Center
09/11 Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino
09/12 Clarkson, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
09/15 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
09/17 Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
09/18 St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre
10/18 Birmingham, England - Utilita Arena
10/20 London, England - The O2 Arena
10/22 Manchester, England - AO Arena
10/25 Dubin, Ireland - 3Arena
10/28 Hamburg, Germany - Barclaycard Arena
10/29 Copenhagen, Denmark - Royal Arena
10/31 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome
11/03 Budapest, Hungary - Papp Laszlo Budapest Sportarena
11/06 Warsaw, Poland - Expo XXI
11/08 Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum
11/10 Barcelona, Spain - Palau Sant Jordi
11/11 Madrid, Spain - WiZink Center
11/13 Paris, France - Acoor Arena