Lindsay Lohan returns to music with ‘Xanax’, her first single since 2008

The track is built around a sample of Alice Deejay’s ‘Better Off Alone’

Lindsay Lohan’s musical comeback is underway. A month ago, she teased a new single called “Xanax”, and yesterday (September 24) she premiered the tune on Instagram. It’s Lohan’s first piece of music since “Bossy” came out all the way back in 2008.

“Xanax” features Finnish pop star Alma, who was recently heard as a co-writer on Miley Cyrus’s “Mother’s Daughter” and “Slide Away”. Its accompanying music video is “a compilation of vignettes of life”, as Lohan wrote on Instagram. The Blast previously reported that “Xanax” was inspired by Lohan’s “personal life, including an ex-boyfriend and toxic friends”.

I can’t be in this club, it’s too crowded and I’m fucked / Ain’t nobody here for love / Ain’t nobody care about us / But you’re like Xanax to me,” she sings on the track.

It’s worth noting that “Xanax” is built around a interpolation of Alice Deejay’s “Better Off Alone”, albeit shifted down to a benzo-slow tempo. Returning to music after an 11-year absence (not to mention, well, everything that’s happened in the past 11 years) with a tune called “Xanax” that samples Alice Deejay is... certainly a mood, we’re just not sure what mood.

“Family, love, the process of moving forward and letting go of the past. To live and be happy, free of fear. Just to be grateful and open our eyes to our opportunities instead of numbing the mind,” Lohan wrote in the Instagram caption. She has not revealed whether “Xanax” will be on a new album, or if any other new tunes are on the way.

Listen to the track via Instagram below.