“Lift Me Up” is the new single from Austin soul band the Nightowls, and its groove is as uplifting as its title suggests. Ryan Harkrider’s passionate lead vocal performance is at the center of a fully-fleshed-out yet remarkably clean arrangement that features horns, backing vocals, tight rhythms and punchy guitar and keyboard riffs.
The band captured the song with a live performance video that wisely steers clear of tech gimmickry in favor of gorgeously stylized cinematography. We’re premiering the video today on Austin360:
The video was filmed inside Studios at Fischer, where the band recently finished its upcoming third album with producer Chris Bell. Due out in spring 2018, it follows their 2013 debut “Good as Gold” and 2015’s “FAME Sessions,” recorded at a historic studio in Muscle Shoals, Ala. The prolific nine-piece out fit also released a couple of EPs between albums and played the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
READ MORE: Our 2014 interview with the Nightowls’ Ryan Harkrider
The band will celebrate the video’s release Nov. 17 at Barracuda on a bill with Sour Bridges and Cari Q.