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Watch OKC singer-songwriter K.C. Clifford's timely 'Rise Up' video and see her in virtual concert tonight

K.C. Clifford [Kriea Arie Photography]
K.C. Clifford [Kriea Arie Photography]

Oklahoma City singer-songwriter K.C. Clifford has released the uplifting, dance-friendly music video for her timely song "Rise Up."

The video was directed by Rachael Meyers and accompanies one of the anthems from Clifford's self-titled seventh album, which she released in January.

"Most of my previous records were primarily based on guitar. ... It was very guitar-driven, very strummy, red dirt, Americana, folkish. This record is entirely written on piano," Clifford said in a January interview about her new album. "You change your foundation, you build a different house. But I think I just stopped trying to put on the confines of genre. I stopped trying to kind of like meet an expectation of what little box of the music world that I fit in, and I just wrote songs that spoke to me, that came from a place that felt more authentic than anything I'd ever done. I was a musical theater kid and an opera singer, so being the solo vocalist on the stage and just unleashing a voice, that's something that's always been in me."

Clifford will be performing a streaming concert at 7 tonight as part of Oklahoma City Community College's Virtual Concert Series for its Visual and Performing Arts Center.

Purchase online tickets here:

To read more of my recent interview with Clifford, click here.


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K.C. Clifford [Kriea Arie Photography]

K.C. Clifford [Kriea Arie Photography]

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Brandy McDonnell

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