Hou Op Lieg out now and it’s different!
As an expressive artist one has to strategize and ensure that they don’t become tedious to their fans and also make sure that they can attract new fans too. There is nothing more terrible and unfortunate than an artist who gets too comfortable with their style.
This is also why we believe Lize Ehlers will never be one of those artists as year after year and hit after hit, she continues to prove that she is better than her last project. Her latest visuals for her hip hop trap Hou Op Lieg and you just have to appreciate the efforts that went in the making of the music video. It is simple yet effective and to this, Lize says she asked Reggie to please capture a documentary style video in order to get a vibe and realness.
“I performed Hou Op Lieg at four different venues, different times and different events. I asked him to capture and edit it in a doc style so people can relate more to it,” she said.
The Afrikaans trap is a song on her latest album Five. Hou Op Lieg when translated to English means stop lying and Lize says this is simply a song telling people to stop lying.
“Little white ones like I am outside when you are nowhere near. Lies like I will be there for you when you were never planning to show up. Lies like I am quitting this vice but it never ends. Unending daily lies and then the big lies like how we all lie to ourselves,” she said.
The video is short and sweet at less than 3 minutes long.
“Hou Op Lieg talks about how no one is perfect but that lies make it even worse. Live your truth. Recover from your mistakes and try again. No one is perfect. Everyone is just trying to live and trying to create who they want to be. Make friends with all the parts of you that you are trying to hide. Don’t be scared though to let go of the people, places, and habits that do not bring you to your front. Laugh. Have fun. Don’t take it all so serious but do your best,” she says.