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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.

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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Music: An Interview with Nancy Elizabeth

We have been Nancy supporters for a long while. We were lucky enough to get an interview with the stunning singer, songwriter and multi-instrument playing lady. She's super.

Written by Helen Martin

Rachel Freire S/S 2011, website like this illustrated by Krister Selin ‘I’m terrible at interviews’ I announce shortly after arriving at Rachel Freire‘s East London studio. A bit of a […]

Kept Impulses at the Barbican featuring Nancy Elizabeth, Hauschka and James Blackshaw

A review of Kept Impulses, a collaborative musical night at the Barbican Centre on Monday 11th May 2010. With illustrations by Abigail Daker.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Nancy Elizabeth by Abigail Daker. I made a decision to attend Kept Impulses at the Barbican at the last minute only because I wanted to support Fran – erstwhile violinist […]


Efterklang – The Asylum, Birmingham – Live Review

Seeing this band live hurts, but in the good way

Written by Wolfdisguisedasmonk

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This year the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 2009 graces the walls of the Natural History Museum for another year and it’s safe to say […]

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Nancy Elizabeth – Wrought Iron: Album Review

A Second Victory for the Lancashire Girl

Written by Paul Hanford

The choice of music you hear and the surroundings you hear that music in have always acted as unconscious bedfellows for appreciation. Back in the 70s Brian Eno popularised a […]