UPSAHL announces THE PHX (Phoenix) TAPES, a new project that will consist of regular paired (SIDE A/SIDE B) releases from the pop iconoclast. First she debuts volume one (V1) – two new songs ‘GOOD GIRL ERA’ (SIDE A) and ‘CONDOMS’ (SIDE B) via RCA Records UK.
The SIDE A/SIDE B release format pays homage to 90s-era mixtapes and illustrates the duality of UPSAHL. ‘GOOD GIRL ERA’ is upbeat, infectious, and invites the listener to chant along as she voices her frustration with green juice, pilates, and trying to be “good.” The accompanying video is a cartoonish, Jekyll and Hyde-esque battle between the two sides of UPSAHL. ‘CONDOMS’ is a stripped-down melody that’s emotional yet comical, putting her vocal prowess at the forefront as she sings about “burying her problems into no-name lovers.”
“I had been writing so many songs since the beginning of the year and started sharing them with friends the way I shared music when I was a kid growing up in Phoenix. Sort of like how mixtapes used to be passed around,” UPSAHL explains the process of the mixtape curation. “This release is different from my past releases because there was no specific purpose during my writing process. I feel so free in making music right now, and everything I’m creating feels like an experiment. There are no boundaries, no genres, no lines that I am too scared to cross.”