STFU & Hold Me: The music video is out!

Hello Lizettes and Lizards!

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(Source: Liz Huett via Instagram for Interscope Records)

The beautiful and talented Liz Huett has gone ahead and dropped her first ever music video to follow the release of her single “STFU & Hold Me“. Liz is not one to mince words (which you should really have figured out by now) but it’s not like she’s a hardened criminal or anything.

Okey perhaps we should watch the clip first. Here we go!

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Okey, okey she went a little Bonnie and Clyde. The clip was directed by Frank Borin. I don’t know who the guy is, but I’m having the ninjas look him up. No, I didn’t tell them to rough him up or anything but sometimes things happen.

I’m kidding. Mostly. Surely. Not jealous one bit.

It’s a typical story of a young couple in love. Girl distracts customer, boy steals keys, boy and girl steal truck and ride into sunset. You know, the usual. I’m being sarcastic. I’m pretty sure Liz rejected the usual rainbows and hearts and requested something a little more akin to sour candy and whiskey.

It’s a crime… that she has not blown up into a big star already. Keep watching. Liz is taking on the big leagues and she’s going to start by breaking a few rules. I celebrate she’s not willing to go all demure and sweet-like and instead has chosen to kick a few doors open.

The single is available now here.

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  • November 10: Reputation, the new album by Taylor Swift is released!

 

Review Corner: Liz Huett – STFU and Hold Me

lizhuett_2017-Aug-07Sour candy and whiskey, Huett fans.

Liz Huett has finally revealed her new single “STFU and Hold Me” and a new stage in her career begins. She’s been teasing us with new music for what feels like an age, but she has not been slacking on the job. Her effort pays off in a ballad that is both gentle and sassy. This ballad is less saccharine and more sour candy and whiskey.

That’s kind of Liz’s image in a nutshell. She’s going for the main spotlight now, but she’s not leaving herself behind. The song works as both a more direct approach to a relationship and as a simple advice to anybody who’s debating whether she’s headliner material.

The candid language is just a more realistic way of cutting through the all the red tape. Relationships are messy and sometimes words get in the way. It also makes me think this is a way in which Liz is defining where and when that song should be sing. I don’t think morning shows will get why there’s a swear word thrown in there, but a real couple in a real grown-up relationship will understand a lot better. Not everything comes with an instruction manual.

The song works in melody and harmony for a solo singer with key backup points, but I wouldn’t mind hearing it unplugged. It is not overproduced, and there are no bells or whistles getting in the way of Liz’ clear voice. I think she has a solid first single of what I hope is an upcoming album. Even as a standalone, it’s worth a top spot on your playlist.

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You can catch “STFU and Hold Me” on its several platforms here.

News Update: Liz Huett drops a new single tomorrow!

It’s about to go down.

The beautiful and talented Liz is coming out with new music! Not only that, it comes with apparently a whole lot of attitude. Jaws will drop, hearts with break, eyes will widen and that single is going to soar.

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(Source: Liz Huett via Twitter)

She’s even shared a few tidbits that imply the song will show up with a music video. We’re finally going to see what she’s been working on, starting with this song called STFU and Hold Me. Something tells me this is less of a romantic ballad and more of a stab in the heart. There’s a certain aggression in those looks. Or am I imagining things?

We shall see.

What we came for: Taylor Swift at the Circuit of the Americas!

Remember when you hit the brakes too soon, Taylor Nation?

(Source: @TaylorNation13)
(Source: @TaylorNation13)

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who does not condone irresponsible driving, we hope everyone drove carefully and left the racing to the race track. As for the ninjas and me, we spent it at home and watching the social networks for details. My thanks to @TSwiftNZ, @TSwiftOnTour, @Enchanted2MeetU and @901Music for keeping us up to date. There’s one advantage I can’t deny when Taylor hits a smaller stage, and that’s the fact that the Agency (Taylor Swift’s band, this blog is named after them, long story) gets a lot closer. It does also imply there’s no dance crew.

Here’s the set list if you’re curious:

  • Blank Space
  • I Knew You Were Trouble
  • Style
  • You Belong With Me
  • Fifteen
  • Holy Ground
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together/Bad Blood
  • Love Story (1989 Tour version)
  • This Is What You Came For
  • Sparks Fly
  • Enchanted/Wildest Dreams
  • Out Of The Woods
  • Shake It Off

The Enchantress took the stage at around 7:30pm to start a show transitioning through a set list that included most if not all her greatest hits. Obvious omission from the list is “All Too Well” which was replaced with “This Is What You Came For”, the single written with Calvin Harris.

This is what [we] came for #taylorswift #cota #usgrandprix

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Up next! 2017? Yes, seems we’re not getting any more Swift in this year’s calendar.

(Sources: @TSwiftNZ@TSwiftOnTour@Enchanted2MeetU@901Music)

Elizabeth Huett in concert! Liz takes the stage at Temecula, CA

The album is coming, Lizettes and Lizards.

(Photo: Jencita Vargas for Variety Beat)
(Photo: Jencita Vargas for Variety Beat)

The beautiful and talented Elizabeth Huett performed at Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula, California this past Friday June 24. Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy who’s been following this girl since she used to sing background vocals for Taylor Swift, we really wished we could’ve been there. According to Variety Beat, she put on a great show and was very open with the audience. I’m sending a most grateful shoutout to Variety Beat’s Jencita for all the pictures from the event! I’ve selected this one because it’s the one Liz chose herself.

You probably remember Liz has signed with Interscope Records and she has been working on her first album. Back during my interview with Liz in June 2015,  she revealed it would probably be an EP. That could’ve changed since she signed with Interscope, so I’m curious about her new songs. That being said, we still don’t have a date. Perhaps the end of summer.

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(Sources: Variety Beat)