Billy Squier has launched “Tougher on a Lady,” his first new single in 25 years.
“Tougher on a Lady” arrives 25 years after his final album, Pleased Blue, was launched in 1998. Squier assembled an ensemble of performers for the brand new monitor, enlisting G.E. Smith (from Bob Dylan and Hall & Oates‘ teams) to play extra guitars and assist assemble a band. Bad Company’s Simon Kirke stepped in on drums, whereas bassist Mark Clarke renewed a connection that started when he performed bass on Squier’s 1981 album, Don’t Say No.
You may take heed to the music beneath.
The music stems from writing classes with C.C. Adcock in 2012. The New Orleans blues artist requested Squier to assist flesh out some songs he was engaged on. Squier heard a part of a lyric – “Tougher on a girl than it’s on a person” – and knew there was one thing there. Although nothing got here of the collaboration, the hook stayed with him.
A decade later, as information broke of the Roe v. Wade reversal in 2022, Squier had what he referred to as a “Neil Young second” and knew he needed to take motion. “I felt like loads of the sisters on the market aren’t going to be too comfortable immediately,” he informed radio host Eddie Trunk throughout a dialog to premiere the brand new music. “I used to be pondering I might prefer to discover a method to give them some assist.” The refrain he’d written a decade earlier proved to be the seed for “Tougher on a Lady.”
Squier mentioned the expertise of engaged on “Tougher on a Lady” left him keen to probably report extra music sooner or later. For now, the monitor is a one-off. “I am not making grandiose plans,” he mentioned in the course of the interview. “However I can let you know I’ve my radar just a little extra tuned for factors of inspiration. I’d don’t have any bother in any respect going again in and slicing some extra stuff.” There’s additionally the prospect he could play some exhibits, however he tempered fan expectations, including that it might extra doubtless be in a residency format as an alternative of a tour. “I might be mendacity if I mentioned I am not fascinated about [doing something].”
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