ART ROCK RISING STAR LIZA ANNE RELEASES NEW FRENETIC EMBODIMENT ANTHEM, “RAINBOW SWEATER”
July 7, 2023
ART ROCK RISING STAR LIZA ANNE RELEASES NEW FRENETIC EMBODIMENT ANTHEM, “RAINBOW SWEATER,” AS A JOYFUL FOLLOW-UP TO THEIR COMING OUT SINGLE, “CHEERLEADER”
SHARES SONG AND A COLORFUL, ENERGETIC NEW MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTED BY JACQ JUSTICE
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July 7, 2023 – Today, singer-songwriter Liza Anne releases a new song, “Rainbow Sweater,” which they have described as “a to-do list of embodiment with a chorus of affirmation.” The single is accompanied by a fun and energetic music video directed by Jacq Justice (Samia, Savannah Conley, Lindsey Lomis), that sees Liza Anne dancing to the track in a myriad of rainbow sweaters. Watch HERE. Listen to the song HERE.
Of “Rainbow Sweater”, Liza said, “[It] is a manifestation of possibility, mapping out the ways I tried to carve out a whole person for myself in the fragmented process of growing and working things out in real time in front of other people. I wrote this song, along with “Cheerleader,” when I was still closeted so looking backwards to these lyrics has been really moving to hear myself subconsciously advocating for a deeper sense of embodiment before I felt ready to fully step into that in an outward space.
“So much of the last three years has been a reclamation of self — at the beginning of sobriety, it really did feel like I was seeing color for the first time, and while I was still super closeted, I felt like I was using getting dressed as a hyper depiction of self — being loud in the ways I could while so much of me was still being quiet. Throughout the pandemic, getting dressed became this act of embodiment I likened to what it felt like to move my body through emotions on stage. I think that clothing has always felt like spell work to me — using the colors and shapes to help me feel more at home in my body. It’s so beautiful to me how much getting dressed has been such a sacred playground for my queerness — there are no rules when getting dressed just like there are no rules when it comes to the whole of identity. Relief from any sort of binary has been so healing to me.”
Liza Anne recently came out as gay and non-binary, proof that embracing oneself magnificently yields creative magic. Liza Anne, who previously made their artistic home in Nashville, moved to New York and found their truest self in a city that embraces all people.
“Rainbow Sweater” is an infectious pop hit, featuring fuzzed out guitar, chanted backing vocals and a cheer-like hook of R-O-Y-G-B-I-V — reminiscent of their recent single “Cheerleader.” This is the second single of more music to come this year, after “Cheerleader” which premiered in PAPER and received praise from Stereogum, Consequence of Sound and more.
Additionally, Liza has just wrapped a six-week tour across North America with Alex Lahey and hosted a Being Gay is a Miracle Poetry Event at Housing Works, where they read their poem “The Gay Miracle’ which originally premiered in PAPER. This summer, Liza Anne is curating ABBA themed Disco nights to raise money for abortion access, the first of which sold out in Los Angeles.
“‘Cheerleader ’positions Anne in an exciting space between the worlds of pop and punk, with a bright melody and larger-than-life horns all dancing on the funky foundation of more alternative rock instrumentation.”
“Jubilant and funky, with a strutting groove and a brass-blasted shout-along chorus.”
“Liza Anne’s first single since coming out as gay and nonbinary makes a splash.”
CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND