Video Premiere: Alexz Johnson, ‘Nothin’ On Me’

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Alexz Johnson hits the studio in her “Nothin’ On Me” video.

First, can we just remind you that folk-pop singer Alexz Johnson was on “Smallville,” so, like, NEED WE SAY MORE? Regardless, we will say more, because there’s so much to say about this Canadian songstress based in Brooklyn, N.Y. Alexz began her career as a teen pop singer and actress, first on Disney Channel’s “So Weird” and later on the Canadian TV show “Instant Star.” As she navigated through the fame world, Alexz swapped her initial pop radio vibe for a more organic, folk-y feel, and the result is certainly best seen in her haunting and moving “Nothin’ On Me” video.

Watch Alexz Johnson’s “Nothin’ On Me” video after the jump.

In her “Nothin’ On Me” video, directed by Jessica Earnshaw, the “Walking” singer and her band hit up a studio where Alexz performs the track live. Shot in beautiful black-and-white, the unadorned clip leaves ample room for the viewer to focus on Alexz’s gritty vocals — and listen to the record’s poignant lyrics: “Bricks and mortar/ Break the chain/ ‘Cause in the end/ It’s got nothin’ on me.” Yep, that’s some kind of powerful. So, just for tonight, if you had any plans to go out and get CRUNK’D, maybe surrender to your pajama pants, throw on this video, open a bottle of merlot, and chill OUT. Preferably with your cat, if you have one.

Last thing: If you, like us, are in dire need of some more Alexz music, then you’ll be revved to know that a presale of Alexz’ as-of-yet untitled new album, produced by Grammy winner David Kahne, is available through Pledge Music! To which we say PRAISE! (And also, pledge!)

+ Watch Alexz Johnson’s “Nothin’ On Me” video.

Photo credit: Jessica Earnshaw