Today, Twitter launched a new feature that allows users to record and send tweets containing their voice. It’s limited to 140 seconds of audio and seems sort of unnecessary (?) but Liz Phair is at least already putting it to good use. This afternoon, she sent out an off-the-cuff recording of a song about Twitter’s new feature, and it’s better than it has any right to be.
“Oh yeah, Twitter didn’t pay me to say this/ But I like it very much/ I like it a lot/ I think I’ll use it too much,” Phair sings on audio message, clearly making it up as she goes. “‘Cus I do this anyway/ All through the day when I’m supposed to be working and I don’t really want to.”
“Oh yeah, Twitter is a smart cookie/ Cus it’s got me hooked already/ I think i’m playing hooky/ I’ll probably go back to work after this verse,” she continues. “Oh yeah, Twitter shouldn’t do this to people/ Who can’t keep their hands off instruments, can’t stop making ditties in their minds/ Wake up from sleep with a song in their heads/ Don’t be surprised if you never hear from me again because I’m just playing with the sound feature…”
Honestly, it kind of goes! Phair is supposed to have a new album coming out this year — she shared “Good Side” from it last fall. Maybe this can slip on the tracklist at the last minute? Listen below.