Following up the candid 'Why Don’t You Look At Me', Brighton based singer/songwriter Lily Moore continues to wear her heart on her sleeve in new song, 'Over You', in which the 20-year-old wistfully imagines a more dramatic ending for a break-up ("I think it’s almost easier sometimes in a weird way when you split up from someone and you both hate each other because at least then you know how you feel. This song was for me about all the things the person was going to have to do in order for me to hate them and to fully move on.").
Having opened for the likes of George Ezra and James Bay, Moore grew up listening to soul legends like Etta James, Lauryn Hill and Sam Cooke, and is currently working on a follow-up to her 2018 'I Will Never Be' EP - which Coup De Main recently caught up with Moore to discuss, as well as running her own club night, and other upcoming happenings.
COUP DE MAIN: What was running through your mind while writing your new song 'Over You'?
LILY MOORE: I wanted to write a song about what it's like breaking up with someone and it ending in quite an amicable grown up way. I think its almost easier sometimes in a weird way when you split up from someone and you both hate each other because at least then you know how you feel. This song was for me about all the things the person was going to have to do in order for me to hate them and to fully move on. Its also obviously quite an extreme version of all this but yanno, artistic license and that!
CDM: Is 'Over You' from an upcoming new EP or album? Or a standalone track or B-side of 'Why Don’t You Look At Me'?
LILY: I see ‘Over You’ as a little mate for 'Why Don’t You Look At Me'. I have had a little break from releasing music for a while, so coming back with these two songs feels right to me as they are two of my favourites. I’m working on my next project at the moment which I’m bloody happy about.
CDM: Do you have any tips for good distractions after a break-up?
LILY: Errrrr, I suppose make sure you have lots of good mates. So don’t be a dick basically and be one of those people that get in a relationship and instantly ditch all your mates because if it does go to shit which it probably will at my age, then yeah, you’ll be doomed afterwards. Otherwise, I suppose I would say do something mental with your hair. Cut it. Bleach it. Go mad. It means they won’t recognise you in a club if you ever have the unfortunate luck to bump into them on a night out and also you’ll feel like a fresh new queen.
CDM: What do you think is the strongest human emotion?
CDM: How does your songwriting process work?
LILY: I’m actually not sure at all. It’s different every time. I always bring an idea along if I’m working with other people and then see how it develops. Or if I’m writing on my own, it’s normally just me sat on the sofa with my guitar getting all my worries out my head.
CDM: Lyrically, what's your favourite song that you’ve written?
LILY: I think 'I Will Never Be' is my favourite. Although every verse and chorus is different, so it’s a bit of a bastard when you're singing it live and really nervous, as I always panic I’m going to mess up the words. I haven’t yet though, so touch wood!!
CDM: What do you think is the difference between a good song and a great song?
LILY: A good song makes you feel something and a great song makes you cry.
CDM: At what age did you write your very first song ever, and what was it about?
LILY: When I was really little probably about three or four, I wrote a song called 'Rocking n Rolling Badger'. I reckon it could be a hit.
CDM: What do you hope for people to take away from listening to your music?
LILY: I’m not sure really, but there was one time I was playing in Brighton and the girls at the front knew every single word to 'I Will Never Be' and it was amazing. So I think if other girls are listening to my music and thinking they’ve felt the same about something and I’ve made it even a little better, then that’s a good feeling
CDM: If L.I.L.Y. M.O.O.R.E. were an acronym, what would each letter stand for?
CDM: Has it been fun running your club night 'More Moore at Mau Mau'?
LILY: I’ve loved it!! The idea came from my love of all the music nights I used to go to in Brighton, so starting my own one in my favourite part of London has been so much fun.
Listen to Lily Moore's new song 'Over You' below...