Billy Squier Releases First Single in 25 Years
Written by Logan Phillips on March 9, 2023
Billy Squier has released his first new single in 25 years, “Harder on a Woman.”
“Harder on a Woman” arrives 25 years after Squiers’ last album, Happy Blue, which was released in 1998. Squier assembled some amazing performers for the new track, enlisting G.E. Smith (from Bob Dylan and Hall & Oates’ groups) to play additional guitars and help assemble a band. Bad Company’s Simon Kirke stepped in on drums, while bassist Mark Clarke renewed a connection that began when he played bass on Squier’s 1981 album, Don’t Say No.
When news broke of the Roe vs Wade reversal in 2022, Squier says that he had a “Neil Young moment” and knew he had to take action. “I felt like a lot of the sisters out there aren’t going to be too happy today,” he stated in an interview. “I was thinking I’d like to find a way to give them some support.”
Squier said the experience of working on “Harder on a Woman” left him eager to possibly record more music in the future. though for now, it appears “Harder on a Woman” is a one-off.
listen to Billy Squier’s “Harder on a Woman” below.
From Billy Squier’s YouTube page