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Liz Phair signs to Chrysalis Records, will release first album in a decade next year

09 September 2020, 16:11 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Liz Phair has signed a new deal with the relaunched Chrysalis Records, and is due to release her first album in 10 years next year.

As Variety reports, Chrysalis Records has just signed Liz Phair, and will release her new album in 2021. Phair is the first US signing for the relaunched label, and she'll join labelmate Laura Marling, who co-signed to Chrysalis Records and Partisan Records in February.

Phair said of signing to Chrysalis Records, "I could not be more proud to be signed to Chrysalis, a legendary label that has found a new and exciting iteration with Robin and Jeremy. From our first call, I was struck by their intelligence and musical sensitivity. The level of communication was beyond anything I had hoped for. They hear the way I hear. I feel like I have found a home at Chrysalis and that we will do great work together. I am humbled and honoured to embark on this next part of my career in the sure and steady hands of some of the best in the business."

Chrysalis CEO Jeremy Lascelles added, "When I first heard Liz’s music in the ‘90s I was completely bowled over by the candour and emotional honesty of her song writing. The cultural impact she made, not only in America where she quickly achieved iconic status, but also here in the UK was profound. Fast forward to earlier this year when I had the opportunity to hear her new album. I was intrigued as to what it would sound like. One track in and I was hooked. There is so much character and personality oozing from every song, she sings better than ever, and the record is a total blast from beginning to end. She is an important artist, with as much to say now as she ever did, and it is a thrill and an honour to have her on Chrysalis Records."

Robin Millar, Chairman Blue Raincoat Chrysalis Group said, "Perhaps the most conspicuous thing about my career as a producer is how few records I’ve been involved in. The reason is that I never took a job for money or where I didn’t truly revere the gift of the artists. We wanted to carry the same values into Chrysalis and to have Liz Phair as our first US signing is nothing short of fantasy for me, as I was living and working in Northern California when Liz changed the game for female artists forever. As Jeremy quite rightly indicates, the new record is so much more than a return to form. It’s a truly great album. This record will not only blow Liz Phair fans away but has the potential to entrance a whole army of new fans."

It's currently unclear if Liz Phair's new album will include last year's "Good Side" single.
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