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Posts Tagged ‘dancing’

Nancy Elizabeth introduces the video for Simon Says Dance

The super talented Nancy Elizabeth returns with a new album and the single Simon Says Dance. Here she describes the making of the accompanying video.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nancy Elizabeth by Simon McLaren
Nancy Elizabeth by Simon McLaren.

Simon Says Dance is the second single to be taken from Nancy Elizabeth’s new album, Dancing, which was released on The Leaf Label in May 2013. It is an accidental song, according to Nancy, who wrote it on the piano in the middle of the night after she'd been out dancing. It wasn't initially intended for inclusion on Dancing even though thematically it's a perfect match, and the single version is radically different to the one that appears on the album, descending into a mesmerising drumbeat with a big bassline. Nancy Elizabeth explains the making of the accompanying video below.

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The video is a celebration; a meeting of friends in colour and light. The song is a lighthearted poem about reflections, patterns and rhythms that happen between people so I wanted this to be the main focus in the video. That is why it is focused around dancing. 

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