Liz Longley - "Outta My Head" (video) (Premiere)

by Brice Ezell

17 March 2015

The tender, longing "Outta My Head" finds the Nashville-based Liz Longley finding a way to move on from the past -- which, as she sings it, is no small task.

There’s a warmth and vulnerability in the video to Liz Longley’s tune “Outta My Head”, taken from her just released self-titled LP, her fourth full-length. This is due mostly to Longley’s openness and honesty in her lyrical pursuits, a thread that runs throughout all of her music but especially Liz Longley. In singing a song of moving on, of finding a way to shed those parts of the past that try their best to cling on, she invites the listener into a space where it’s safe to channel one’s frustrations with the way life can often feel like it’s going backwards despite our best efforts.
Longley tells PopMatters, “I wrote this song while living in Boston, ready to move to New York City and get over an ex. To record this song live with Grammy award winning engineer Gary Paczosa for the video was something I never imagined would happen. Thanks for watching!”

Liz Longley is out now via Sugar Hill.

You can catch Longley on tour at the following dates:

03-17 - Ashland, VA - Ashland Coffee and Tea
03-18 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
03-20 -Ardmore, PA - Ardmore Music Hall
03-21 - New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall
03-22 - Collinsville, CT - Bridge Street Live
03-24 - Northampton, MA - Parlor Room @ Signature Sounds
03-25 -Londonderry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
03-26 - Portland, ME - One Longfellow Square
03-27 - Fall River, MA - Narrows Center for the Arts
03-28 - Titusville, NJ - Concerts at the Crossing
03-29 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
04-08 - Newport, KY - The Southgate House Revival
04-09 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe
04-10 - Spring Lake, MI - Seven Steps Up
04-11 - Ann Arbor, MI - The Ark
04-12 - Evanston, IL - SPACE
04-13 - Marshfield, WI - Vox Concert Series
04-14 - Minneapolis, MN - Aster Cafe
04-15 - Davenport, IA - The Redstone Room
04-16 - St. Louis, MO - Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
04-17 - Chesterfield, MO - Break Room Concert Series
04-22 - Nashville, TN - City Winery Nashville
05-06 - Seattle, WA - Triple Door
05-07 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
05-08 - Walla Walla, WA - Main Street Studios
05-10 - Ashland, OR - Rogue Valley RootsFest 2015
05-12 - Berkeley, CA - Freight & Salvage Coffee House
05-15 - Santa Monica, CA - McCabe’s Guitar Shop
05-27 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
07-09 - Winnipeg - Winnipeg Folk Festival July 9-12

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