Liza Anne released an electric official video for critically acclaimed single “Bad Vacation.”
The song marked a new sonic direction for the Nashville indie-rock artist.
Lyrically, Liza celebrates freeing yourself from an unhealthy situation. With “Bad Vacation” she states, “Writing this song was a mental playground for me – turning pain into satire and imaging a hope-filled world with no ceilings – I wanted to bottle up that electricity that happens when you’re free of something taxing.”
Directed by Sophie Lauer, this music video displays Liza exercising liberation in a park.
Discussing the video which was adapted to feature Liza solo, after the pandemic hit, Liza stated, “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.”
She added, “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.”
Paper Magazine described the track as a “dark-humored, catchy song with a killer bassline” and Stereogum compared it to St. Vincent’s “freakout energy.”