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Liza Anne - Closest To Me

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Published on Dec 21, 2017

Liza Anne – Closest To Me (Official Video)
Listen/Pre-order "Fine But Dying" here: http://smarturl.it/FineButDying
Catch Liza Anne on tour: http://www.lizaannemusic.com

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Writing Closest To Me 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.

"The car/rideshare concept was a quick idea from Liza’s brilliant creative collaborator Kris Platt," says video director Josh Gilligan. "Liza and I ran with it, and cast some friends that would really make the video interesting. Each new passenger serves to represent a different kind of friendship or relationship we might have in our lives, and the sad truth that many of them are fleeting and can be mishandled. There’s a point where the little boy, Gilbert, offers a light to Caleb Groh. This is my favorite moment in the video. To me it’s a great image for the song. Liza always hurting the ones closest to her... This unlikely source of conflict or pain."

Duality is at the core of Liza Anne’s arresting new album, ‘Fine But Dying,’ her debut release for indie powerhouse label Arts & Crafts. Synthesizing the elegant sincerity of Angel Olsen with the wry lyricism of Courtney Barnett and the unapologetic candor of Feist, the music is both tough and vulnerable, bold and withdrawn, a helping hand and a middle finger. Firing on all cylinders with distorted alt-rock guitars and explosive drums one minute, hushed and delicate the next, it’s an eclectic collection that reflects the messy complications of growing up in the modern age, as the 23-year-old grapples with the fallout of falling in love, reckons with the patriarchy, and stares down the panic disorder she refuses to let define her. ‘Fine But Dying’ is the sound of an artist taking total control of her life and her art, a proud misfit crafting an aggressively infectious kiss-off to an industry (and a society) that’s tried to box her in from day one.

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