Lisa St. Lou photo credit: Jacob Blickenstaff
Americana Highways is hosting this video premiere of Lisa St. Lou’s song “Love Me Baby.” The song was produced by Tor Hyams (co-produced by Ivan Neville). It was recorded at The Parlor in New Orleans, engineered by Nick Guttman (assisted by Gene O’Neil and Matt Grondin), mixed by Al Schmitt at Capitol Records and mastered by Eric Boulanger at The Bakery.
“Love Me Baby” is Lisa St. Lou on lead vocals, Ivan Neville on keys, Ian Neville on guitar, Tony Hall on bass, Raymond Weber on drums, Mark Mullins on trombone, Alonzo Bowens Jr. on saxophone, Robert Camp on trumpet, and Celisse Henderson and Crystal Monee Hall on background vocals.Horn Arrangements are courtesy of Mark Mullins.
The video was directed by JD Urban and edited by Tor Hyams with videography by Jesse Turnquist and coloring by Jod Soraci. Get your snappy groove on and let Lisa St. Lou’s sassy energy lift you to the heavens, accompanied by a flight of powerhouse musicians.
“Love Me Baby” is simply a sultry call for love with a contingency plan…love me, or lose me. This song started with a bass line as many of our songs do. (Tor fancies his left hand being a bass player.) I started seeing smoke, smelling whiskey, snapping my fingers and whisper-singing like old-school Mariah Carey meets Nina Simone’s “Love Me or Leave Me” only, unlike in that tune, I retain the power. We are all here to love and be loved so when you aren’t getting it, there’s always someone out there who is ready to give it. Ultimately, this tune is a reminder of what happens when you take that for granted. — Lisa St. Lou