Who? Lily Moore
A bit about: Born in London and raised in Brighton, 19-year old Lily Moore‘s music career began with busking, but has quickly led to support slots for acts including Tom Grennan. Her classic approach to songwriting and her soulful vocals are influenced by the likes of Etta James and Lauryn Hill, delivered with the sort of unashamed attitude to ensure it’s relatable to Gen-Z – although it’s the sort of thing your grandparents wouldn’t turn off in a hurry either. As well as working on her upcoming EP, Lily has started her own club night and residency (More Moore at Mau Mau), which has so far seen the aforementioned Grennan playing. The second night of her residency (Even More More Moore?) is expected to be announced soon.
What to say: “If she’s not the next big British female I’m Adele.” (Unless you’re Adele.)
The maths: Amy Winehouse + Adele (Now, while I realise that this is rather a lazy comparison, it isn’t one made lightly. With vocals that glides until being brought to an angsty halt, Lily’s voice is as contemporary as it is classic, and one that hasn’t been heard since either of these two idols were first heard. And of course, the similarities with these artists are also similarities to the legends that inspired them; Aretha, Ronnie Spector, etc. I joined the Amy Winehouse party a little late, but I haven’t felt this excited for a new British female’s career since first hearing Chasing Pavements.)
The releases: Not That Special, released across streaming platforms and the like, is Lily’s debut single, but if this soul-filled, classic sounding, attitude heavy track is anything to go off, it’s going to mark the beginning of an incredible career.
See them yourself: Having just opened for Vance Joy at O2 Academy Brixton, Lily will be heading back there and across the UK with George Ezra soon. She’s also recently announced her debut headline show at The Slaughtered Lamb on May 1st, tickets available here.