Valentine’s Day was last week, but Elizabeth Lyons’ (Reily) song “Always” makes any day a celebration of love! The sweet music video was released on Monday, February 21 and features two young actors from New Orleans in locations around the city.
Inspired by her husband, Will Reily, the singer wrote the song in 2020 with Jonathan Sherwood who is signed to Eric Church’s publishing label Little Louder Music. “‘Always’ is about realizing that you always want to spend every second and every day with whoever you love,” she told Adore. “You want this to last forever and they don’t have to worry about your love because it’s so strong.”
The song is “Motown country” (similar to Kacey Musgraves “High Horse”) and features a saxophone solo. “It’s one of my favorite instruments and I wanted to incorporate some New Orleans horns into the song as a tribute to my husband.”
The video was shot in January at City Park and Metairie Park Country Day School with Beau Hart and Charli Slaughter. Lyons describes “Always” as a fun, feel-good song and wanted a video featuring two young people falling in love with each other. As co-director and co-producer, the singer was also able to work directly with the actors.
“Miles Mumford, a local director, has taken it to the next level. We decided to have the male actor take the saxophone very seriously, and when he meets the actress, he realizes that life is never is not limited to music. and that their love inspires him to be a better musician. It’s a similar story to how my husband Will helped me find more balance in my life.
“Always” along with eight other songs will be available on Lyons’ full-length debut album on Friday, March 11. You can hear the songs from the album live at the French Quarter Fest on Thursday, April 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. :30 pm at the Abita beer stage.
Director: Miles Mumford, Elizabeth Reily
Producer: Elizabeth Reily, Billy Slaughter
DP: Jordan McVey
Actor: Beau Hart
Actor: Charli Slaughter