RNZ Music is proud to present the new single and video from Kiwi jazz/soul singer Lou’ana, who's headlining this weekend’s Waiheke Jazz Festival.
‘Move Along’ is Lou'ana's second single and follows her debut solo track ‘Eye to Eye’, which came out in March.
A second-generation Samoan New Zealander, Lou’ana was raised in a family of music. The radio would always be on, blasting tunes from artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Roy Orbison, Elvis, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix.
Lou’ana’s voice is sweet and soulful, but with a gritty, blues edge that sounds a bit like Etta James, Stevie Nicks or Amy Winehouse.
The video for ‘Move Along’ was co-directed by Lou’ana and award-winning Director of Photography Nina Wells, who helped Marlon Williams create his vid for ‘Party Boy’. It features dancer and choreographer Jane Strickland.
Lou’ana is headlining the Waiheke Jazz Festival which takes place this Easter weekend. More details here.