Video Premiere: Lizzie No, “Niagara”

One of the brightest talents to emerge on to the country, folk and Americana scenes in recent years has been Lizzie No, who recently followed up her winning studio albums  Hard Won (2017) and Vanity (2019) with a themed EP, Holidays.

Holidays is a trio of songs released just before Christmas.   The intimately recorded collection features support from Amy Nelson on background vocals, percussion from Nick Rapley, and keys and other instrumentation from Pretty Something, who co-produced the project with No, and Gabriel Barreto.  All three songs – “Birthday Party,” “Niagara,” and “Scared” – are written by No, who also plays guitar and provides additional background vocals.

Country Universe is excited to host the premiere of the music video “Niagara,” which No recently shot in historic areas of Harlem/Hamilton Heights in New York City.   The clip captures the solitude of early winter mornings in New York, as No walks past century-old brownstones and the legendary Hamilton House.   No is joined by Eliot Routh, who contributed whistling to the track.  The clip is directed by Barreto.

After you enjoy the video, check out our interview with Lizzie No, which also goes live today.

You can purchase or stream “Niagara” and Holidays below:

You can also support Lizzie No on her Ampled page.


1 Comment

  1. Ok, so I have a pretty cool Lizzie No story. Five years ago I was a judge for a “battle of the bands” competition at the Marshfield Fair in Marshfield, MA. The fair is literally 17 minutes from my house. A DJ on our local radio station, 95.9 WATD, hosts a local music show, Almost Famous, on Tuesday nights. He puts the competition together every year and knows most of the bands/solo artists who enter (all judging is impartial, if that matters. He hosts but doesn’t judge).

    Don’t ask me why, I honestly don’t know how she heard of it, but Lizzie No entered the competition. From the first note of her first song, she blew everyone away. No one could stop talking about her. She came a fully-formed artist with almost all the songs she recorded for her debut album. People would gather at the stage just to here her perform. Folks said she was good, but honestly, she was phenomenal. I had no idea at the time she would emerge as part of the Country Universe. I just knew I loved everything about her: the songs, her voice, her harp, EVERYTHING.

    I, of course, voted for her to win it all. She came in second, which I heard was considered a high placement for a solo artist. The whole thing was so informal I could’ve met her, but I never took the chance. I’ll never forget it, or her. Everything about her was magical.

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