New York rock and roll has had countless incarnations. The Liza Colby Sound feels informed by a good handful of them, pairing sexy-soul vocals with gritty garage textures and late-night riffs. In the new video for "Cryin" — off the band's Draw EP, due November 17 — frontperson Liza Colby, who has previously sang with Enrique Iglesias and John Legend, prances and slinks around a white room that vaguely recalls the now-iconic "Single Ladies" imagery. In lieu of calculated choreography, Colby is powerful and free, her movements like a physical manifestation of the ache she's singing about.
"Everyone needs to experience heartbreak and a punch in the face at least once in their life," the singer told The FADER in an email. "Both are humbling, like rock and roll and crying." Hit play above.