On her extremely bizarre and kinda-funny 2010 album Funstyle, Liz Phair played around with Bollywood sounds, which was not something anyone ever expected with her. And on the soundtrack to the forthcoming family dramedy People Like Us, Phair actually hooks up with a figure of Bollywood-music royalty: A.R. Rahman, who has scored about a bazillion films. And weirdly enough, their collaboration “Dotted Line” sounds like straight-up adult contemporary. On the song, you can hear flashes of Phair’s old melodic firepower, but it won’t exactly fill you with hope if you’re waiting for her to recapture her old vitality. Listen to the song below.
The People Like Us soundtrack is out 6/19 on Lakeshore.