Liza Anne Tackles Her Distorted Reality In Video For 'Paranoia': Premiere

Brett Warren
Liza Anne

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Liza Anne Odachowski, who goes by Liza Anne, has never shied away from exposing her deepest, darkest emotions and even as she treads onto an exploration of a more pop-focused sound, she continues to tackle that melancholy. For “Paranoia”, Odachowski explores the role of her anxiety in her relationship, as it festers her thoughts and insecurities. Today (Nov. 15), Liza Anne premieres the video exclusively on Billboard.  

The song itself presents the duality of her new pop sound and distorted guitars, illustrating the contrast between how she presents herself and the reality of the obsessive, anxious thoughts that overwhelm her. 

In this video, directed by Josh Gilligan and art directed by Brett Warren, they perfectly capture this by the use of two bedroom sets: one features Odachowski in natural lighting wearing a white-colored blouse, while the juxtaposing room features her in ultraviolet lighting wearing opaque makeup and a black outfit. As she dreamily coos in the first room, her dark self plays distorted guitar chords matching the intensity of her emotions, with both sides colliding. 

“We wanted to express how the state of our rooms and how we aesthetically present ourselves mirrors, even elaborates on, our internal experience with emotions,” says Odachowski to Billboard. “It was wild and healing to see so much of my internal world being externally experienced -- it gave me a door into myself I wouldn’t have had otherwise. I’m not sure anything but art lets us look into ourselves in that sort of realized way.”  

“Paranoia” is one of the singles off the singer-songwriter's upcoming album Fine, But Dying, her first release for Arts & Crafts Records, out on March 9. Liza Anne will also head on tour in support of the album next year. 

Watch the video below.

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Liza Anne 2018 Tour Dates

Mar 12 - 17: Austin, TX - SXSW 

Mar 20: Los Angeles, CA – The Echo 

Mar 23: San Francisco, CA - The Chapel 

Mar 28: Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios 

Mar 30: Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern 

Mar 31: Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret 

Apr 3: Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court 

Apr 5: Denver, CO - Globe Hall 

Apr 7: Kansas City, MO - recordBar 

Apr 8: St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room 

Apr 19: Nashville, TN - Third Man Records

Apr 21: Atlanta, GA - The Earl 

Apr 23: Columbus, OH - The Basement 

Apr 24: Indianapolis, IN - White Rabbit Cabaret 

Apr 26: Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry 

Apr 27: Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon 

Apr 28: Chicago, IL - SPACE 

Apr 30: Detroit, MI - The Pike Room 

May 2: Toronto, ON - The Drake 

May 4: Boston, MA - Great Scott 

May 5: Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle 

May 6: Washington, DC - Union Stage 

May 9: New York, NY - Mercury Lounge


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