New Video From LGBTQ Indie-Pop Band Carry Illinois


Carry Illinois, the indie-pop band founded and fronted by Lizzy Lehman, have released the new video, “Scattered.” The song is the latest single from the recently released EP,

Work In Progress, Benjamin Rowe Violet, the band’s keyboardist, directed the music video, and explains, “‘Scattered’ deals with fragmentation and brokenness in such a beautiful way, and I wanted to play on that. I was inspired by the Ancient Greek concept of Atoms (Atomos), in which all matter is made up of smaller versions of itself. With that in mind, even broken, we are whole and self-possessed, and couldn’t let go of ourselves, even if we tried.”

Work in Progress was co-produced by Carry Illinois and Grant Johnson (Calliope Musicals, Abram Shook, Feverbones, Bayonne), and is the follow up to 2017’s, Garage Sale, which gained critical acclaim from outlets such as No Depression, Paste, Bitch, NewNowNext and more, earning Carry Illinois the title of Austin Monthly’s Artist of The Month, May 2017. Many of the songs on Garage Sale reflected the band’s struggle to find the will to write and record after Carry Illinois’ original bassist, John Winsor, took his own life. Lehman explains, “After John committed suicide in March of 2016, I decided that I no longer needed to shy away from the real struggles that I face. I decided that writing about it, singing about it, and performing with utmost strength and courage is what I need to do.”