“Lizzie” by The Paranoyds
The Paranoyds will release their new album Talk, Talk, Talk, on September 9, 2022 via Third Man Records. Along with the announcement, the band has shared a video for lead single “Lizzie”. The band, who recently opened for Jack White in Los Angeles, is comprised up of Laila Hashemi (keyboardist-vocals), Lexi Funston (guitars/vocals), Staz Lindes (bass/vocals) and David Ruiz (drums, vocals).
In addition to today’s announcements, the band will support Jack White for three dates this September including Asheville, NC, New Orleans, LA and Shreveport, LA.
“Lizzie” dives into the celestial realm of an otherworldly crush. Funston explains, “She’s cute, she’s passionate, she’s dedicated to her art, but there’s this one thing. She’s a walking contradiction. How does she consistently act in roles, where she plays a truth-seeker, a down-to-earth, relatable woman who’s usually trying to escape some sort of oppressive event or oppressive relationship and then in real life be completely bound to a religion with foundations that are essentially a science fiction novel?”
The track’s video, directed by JJ Stratford, sees the band presented on an old TV donning silver costumes, ornate headwear made of tin foil and robotic movement. It’s a retro futuristic daydream that calls back to visuals of decades past–it’s nostalgic, while imaging what the future may look like.
The creation of the track itself painted a clear, 80’s-inspired picture of what the visuals would look like. The band explains, “When we were recording ‘Lizzie,’ we knew we wanted it to sound like what people in the early 80s might have thought the not-so-distant future could look like. I think we might have said something like ‘Terminator’ and ‘Alien’ to our Director, JJ. She was able to spin those references and create an oddly delightful, intergalactic world, with an American Bandstand-type performance on a spaceship, which ends in our band being abducted by a “5G” goddess.”
Stratford adds, “I really wanted to work with The Paranoyds, because they have a Devo vibe that’s mutated into something so modern and wonderful. It’s what this world needs. There’s even a few Easter eggs in the video that point to our De-evolution.”
Talk Talk Talk
Third Man Records
03. Nissan Overdrive
05. Single Origin Experience
06. Freak Out
08. Over and Done
09. 6th Street Bridge
10. LA 2032
The Paranoyds Supporting Jack White
Sept. 16 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit
Sept. 23 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
Sept. 25 – Shreveport, LA – Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
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