LIZA ANNE Unveils Video for ‘Bad Vacation’
Nashville’s hidden gem, Liza Anne releases playfully radiant visual for her latest liberating single Bad Vacation.
Following previous releases Desire and Devotion, Bad Vacation is the latest in a series of striking singles that Liza Anne has released in the last few months, earning her a much deserving spot in the indie rock scene. In her breakthrough 2018 album Fine But Dying, Liza spoke candidly about her struggles with depression and anxiety and 2020 finds her mentally stronger than ever as she is ready to finally tackle and get rid of all toxic relationships and destructive habits that held her back.
‘you were a long bad vacation […] / you were Like sand in my icE cream / it was a long Trip to see the same shit / finallY made it hOme and I’m Unpacking’, she unapologetically roars in her latest shimmering bop over funky bass lines and a glittering summer chorus. Shamelessly announcing her freedom from an unhealthy situation, Liza states:
Writing this song was a mental playground for me – turning pain into satire and imaging a hope-filled world with no ceilings.
That celebration of freedom is reflected in the accompanying vibrant visual directed by Sophia Lauer. The video displays a joyful Liza cheerfully exercising liberation all around a park, as she explains:
Originally, we were going to have a huge dance number with lots of my friends – piled into some cool location in monochrome sweatsuits, moving in tandem. The pandemic happened and we had to shelf our initial mood board. I still had the choreography from Eva Daire and we decided to just have me do it on my own which proved to be extremely true with the times – I mean, what feels more like a Bad Vacation than the intense solitude we’re all feeling now. I was really inspired by the Jane Fonda workout videos that were sort of going around at the beginning of quarantine and the combination of Sophia’s amazing brain and Eva’s choreography and my own take on all of that made something I’m really proud of.