Some artists seem to come into the world fully formed, emerging seemingly out of thin air with a raw talent that can’t help but grab your attention. Lily Moore is one such artist. The 19-year-old singer/songwriter has come a long way from her beginnings busking on the streets of Brighton to playing across Europe and The UK. Taking inspiration at an early age from legends such as Etta James, Lauryn Hill, Sam Cooke and all points in between, Lily’s song writing has developed into a, disarmingly honest, stripped back style that brings to mind the likes of a young Amy Winehouse or Lianne La Havas. Initially playing the open-mic circuit in Brighton (Moore is London born but moved there at an early age) her extraordinary talent was recognised when she won a competition to be the first act on at The Great Escape 2015. Since then she’s been writing and recording, started her own club night/residency called More Moore at Mau Mau (the first night included Tom Grennan as special guest on the bill), played festivals including Barn on the Farm, The Great Escape, 110 Above. she’s more recently completed sold out tours supporting Vance Joy, George Ezra and James Bay, as well as selling out headline shows of her own at the Slaughtered Lamb and The Lexington. She released her stunning debut EP ‘Not That Special’ earlier this year, which you can listen here
The EP perfectly showcases Moore’s unique neo-soul sound. ‘Not That Special’ is a gorgeous, city- trodden track about finding someone, while recent single ‘17’ is a laid back anthem for embracing your
youth and being allowed to make your own mistakes. ‘Lying to yourself’ is a plaintive piano ballad, tinged with Gospel which asks an unknown partner for honesty, while 'Come and See Inside my Mind’ is an intimate portrait of opening up to someone.