Lizzie & the Makers have released their new video for the track titled ‘Mojo Hand’, from their upcoming album ‘Dear Onda Wahl’, dropping tomorrow and produced by the legendary Reeves Gabrels and Mario J. McNulty.
Visually haunting with a touch of spirituality, ‘Mojo Hand’ is a slow build to a dark climax with the video aspect serving the song more than the other way around. Seemingly trapped in its own world with a subtle grave ambience, ‘Mojo Hand’ fools the heart with a solid kick into high gear and back again into the depths, swaying from mayhem to madness and back again. As soulful as it is disjointed; this is music and this music is signature.
‘Dear Onda Wahl’ will be released tommorrow, November 5, 2021.
About Lizzie & the Makers & ‘Mojo Hand’
NYC-based Lizzie & The Makers have released their third single “Mojo Hand” today, accompanied by a dark, mysterious music video that ends with a ghoulish twist. The otherworldly track is the third single from their sophomore studio album Dear Onda Wahl (out November 5 independently) which was produced by renowned producers Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie, Tin Machine) and Mario J. McNulty (David Bowie, Prince). The Dear Onda Wahl record release show will take place at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street, NYC) on November 10.
“I wanted to make a video somewhere in the woods and incorporate a spooky seance of sorts,” says frontwoman Lizzie Edwards of the ominous witchy video treatment, produced by Alphawave Studios in New Jersey. “We filmed at Tenafly Nature Center in New Jersey that had all of these creepy little fairy houses scattered throughout the forest. Then, inspired by The Ring, we used a filter to create dark overtones and a glitchy effect.”
Like many of their songs, the origin of “Mojo Hand” lies with guitarist and songwriting partner Greg McMullen. The song is inspired by a bag of herbs and magical things known as a Mojo Hand, which gives safety to the one carrying it. Greg’s Mojo Hand was gifted by a deceased ex-girlfriend to keep him safe when he moved from Los Angeles to New York and he kept it hidden safely in his new kitchen. “It provides protection from evil spirits and is purported to have magical powers,” Lizzie explains. “One day, the Mojo Hand fell out of Greg’s kitchen cabinet and hit him in the head. Thus a song was born.” Co-producer Reeves Gabrels contributed theremin, adding an atmospheric supernatural layer to the track.
The unearthly spine-chilling single “Mojo Hand” is preceded by two other tracks off Dear Onda Wahl, the dark “Lover By Proxy” and spellbinding “Mermaid”, the first track to come off the collection.
Recorded at Mission Sound Recording in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, LP Dear Onda Wahl threads rootsy, shoegazey, psychedelic layers throughout its core. “Though influenced by traditional music genres, we were also heavily influenced by David Lynch and Twin Peaks in writing this album. So there is always a little bit of old and familiar mixed with alien, fantasy and the unexpected in our music,” remarks Edwards. Lizzie & The Makers’ debut album, Fire from the Heart of Man was released in 2015, followed by the EP Meanwhile… three years later. A 2017 concert collection Live at Rockwood Music Hall conveyed The Makers’ famously visceral stage show.
Lizzie & The Makers is singer/songwriter Lizzie Edwards, guitarist Greg McMullen, bassist Brett Bass (Gregg Allman, Bernie Worrell), drummer Steve Williams (Sadé, Digable Planets, Keith Richards, David Byrne) and keyboard player Rob Clores (Black Crowes, Jesse Malin).