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.
<iframe id=”player” width=”640″ height=”390″ src=”https://embed.vevo.com?isrc=CAAC21714801&partnerId=0bcf11f5-81bc-469a-a74f-b370f19def6e&partnerAdCode=billboard” allowfullscreen=”true”></iframe>
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