Liza’s new video drops as she is increasingly garnering attention for her musical talents. Just last week, she was announced as one of four Canadian artists in the #YouTubeBlack Voices Artist Class of 2022 cohort as she continues to balance her work as a clinical registered nurse with her unerring tendency to appear on billboards, as she shrewdly noted in a viral tweet a few months back.
Coming on the heels of clips for “Rolla” and “Lansdowne,” the video for “Done Is Done,” directed by Isiah Blake, concludes the relationship arc charted in those previous two visuals. While the early days of a blossoming relationship and its rocky dissolution are the subjects of those videos, “Done Is Done” finds Liza coming to grips with the end of a relationship and finding resolution. This theme is underlined from the very beginning with the opening title card quoting Nina Simone’s “You’ve Got To Learn” (“You’ve got to learn to leave the table/When love’s no longer being served).
“Through the making of this song, I realized and accepted that even though relationships may come to an end, that doesn’t mean that it didn’t serve its purpose,” Liza says about the song, co-written with Nevon Sinclair and produced by Akeel Henry.
Shot in a church, the video alternates between close-up shots of Liza that convey intimacy and the expansiveness of her surroundings, emphasizing her solitude.
“We chose to shoot in a church to symbolize mourning the death of a relationship, while simultaneously symbolizing rebirth and growth,” says Liza. “In the beginning of the video, you can only see my back as I walk into the church on the lower floor, but by the end of the video I’m above where I used to be and looking straight into the camera, almost as if I found my “higher self.”
While this video, which Liza celebrated with a screening at Toronto’s Paradise Theatre last night, represents the end of one visual story, it also sets the table and anticipation for her next moves.