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Liza Anne Releases Single and Video For "Closest To Me"

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Liza Anne Releases Single and Video For "Closest To Me"

“I always hurt the closest ones to me,” Liza Anne sings on part-ballad part-confessional “Closest To Me.” The Nashville-based singer songwriter has just released a video for the song today, directed by Josh Gilligan, where she’s sitting the middle of what could be an Uber Pool, couples arguing around her, strangers getting in and out with various instruments and dance moves. She’s dancing along—rolling her eyes and contemplating mistakes in motion. The video was shot all in one take.

“Closest To Me” is a modern love song, detailing shared scenarios that Anne has an uncanny gift of relaying, as though the subject matter is always this straightforward: “Don’t give me that look that I hate/Like every word that I said was a mistake.” Liza Anne told Stereogum:

As far as the visual, I just want to give people as many ways as possible to get lost in the world of ‘Fine But Dying’ because I’ve been lost in there for a while. Writing it was like taking a long hard look in the mirror. As a child, I was a bit of a loose cannon emotionally. I guess I imagined the older I got, the more those shadowy bits of myself would disappear. That was absolutely not the case and I hurt a lot of people figuring that out. It wasn’t really until I was with someone long enough to fall in love that certain old ways of dealing and emoting faced themselves again — I guess I started to note my habits and the patterns I would create. It was easily the most embodied and explained I have felt in a song.

“This is my woman at her wildest self album,” Liza Anne followed in a statement regarding her forthcoming album on Arts & Crafts Records, Fine But Dying out March 9. Liza has toured with artists ranging from Bear’s Den to the Oh Hellos and played ACL Festival last year. She will tour in wake of Fine But Dying release in early 2018—see below for dates and full tracklist. An additional recording of “Closest to Me” via the Paste Cloud is available below that.


Liza Anne tour dates:

March:
12 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
23 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
28 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
30 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
31 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

April
03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
05 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
07 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar
08 – St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room
19 – Nashville, TN @ Third Man Records 
21 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
23 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
24 – Indianapolis, IN @ White Rabbit Cabaret
26 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
27 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
28 – Chicago, IL @ SPACE
30 – Detroit, MI @ The Pike Room

May
02 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake 
04 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
06 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
09 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

Fine But Dying Track List:
1. Paranoia
2. Small Talks
3. Panic Attack
4. Socks
5. Closest To Me
6. Turn For The Worse
7. Kid Gloves
8. Control
9. Get By
10. I Love You, But I Need Another Year
11. I’m Tired, You’re Lonely

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