In support of 2015’s New Love, singer-songwriter Allison Weiss has released an empowering new video for “Back To Me.” The Clay Tatum-directed clip, which Paste can exclusively share today, follows Weiss through a series of unpopular live performances until she ultimately decides to perform alone, coinciding with her overarching message of acceptance and self-reliance.
“I love/hate that pop music makes you feel like everything is going to be okay,” Weiss said in a press release. “In my song, the narrator is ready to give up hope when suddenly a song comes on the radio that makes them believe again.” “Back To Me” itself is an uplifting rush of synths, humanized by Weiss’ buoyantly hopeful vocals.
Earlier this year, Weiss and Kristin Russo, of Everyone Is Gay, joined forces to establish OUR Restroom, a non-profit that works to institute gender-neutral bathrooms in local businesses. They offer their services free of charge, educating and informing businesses on how converting bathroom signage is a simple, yet crucial, way to make all customers feel welcome. Donations fund the time and resources required to solicit local businesses, including updating signage and creating pamphlets to inform owners.
Supported by Josiah and the Bonnevilles and Thin Lips, Weiss will embark on her fall headlining “Crying at the Party” tour on Thursday, Sept. 15. Watch the “Back To Me” video above, and find an animated video about OUR Restroom and Weiss’ upcoming tour dates below. You can buy New Love here via SideOneDummy.
Allison Weiss Crying at the Party Tour Dates:
15 – Denver, Colo. @ Moon Room
16 – Des Moines, Iowa @ Vaudeville Mews
17 – Chicago, Ill. @ Beat Kitchen
18 – Lansing, Mich. @ Macs Bar
19 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Cave
20 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Boot and Saddle
21 – New York, N.Y. @ The Studio at Webster Hall
23 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade
24 – West Columbia, S.C. @ New Brookland Tavern
25 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Cafe Coco
27 – Dallas, Texas @ The Door
28 – Austin, Texas @ Mohawk
30 – Mesa, Ariz. @ Nile Theater
1 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Roxy