A catchy, upbeat rock song about the joy of being in love.

“Supernova” is a song by American singer-songwriter Liz Phair, released as the lead single from her fourth studio album “Liz Phair” in 1998. Known for her confessional songwriting and feminist approach, Phair’s music was a breath of fresh air in the male-dominated alternative rock scene of the 1990s.

“Supernova” features a catchy guitar riff and Phair’s sultry vocals as she sings about the all-consuming power of infatuation. The song’s chorus, “And I’m like a supernova, a blaze of love/ And I’m exploding like a supernova,” has become a fan favorite and a staple of Phair’s live shows.

“Liz Phair” marked a departure from Phair’s lo-fi sound and introspective lyrics on her previous albums, and “Supernova” helped to launch her into the mainstream. The song was a commercial success, peaking at number six on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and receiving widespread critical acclaim. It remains one of Phair’s most beloved songs and a testament to her unique voice in the world of alternative rock.

Fun Fact

The song was originally written for Phair’s first album, Exile in Guyville, but it was left off the album because she felt it didn’t fit the overall sound. The song was later re-recorded for Phair’s second album, Whip-Smart, and it became one of the album’s biggest hits.

About the Artist

Liz Phair is an American singer-songwriter who emerged in the early 1990s with her critically acclaimed debut album “Exile in Guyville.” Born in Connecticut in 1967, Phair grew up in a musical family and learned to play guitar in her teens. She studied at Oberlin College before moving to Chicago, where she began writing and recording songs and playing in local clubs.

Phair’s music has been noted for its confessional lyrics and DIY aesthetic, and she has been credited with paving the way for other female artists in the alternative rock scene. Over the course of her career, she has released a total of seven studio albums and collaborated with a range of musicians across different genres. Her work has earned her widespread critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase.

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