New York-born, L.A-based artist Molly Moore’s music speaks to a 5G generation: her straight-talking lyrics, soulful timbre and psychedelically spun style transcend eras. Sprouting raw thoughts through real anthems on her journey of self-discovery, Moore has embraced the changes in her life and is channelling her authentic experiences into her music. In this Emerging Headliner interview powered by JBL, the singer-songwriter reveals why she’s going back to her alternative roots, and why she fell back in love with music.
You're originally from New York. What were you doing music-wise there before coming to Los Angeles?
I've been here for 10 years now, and before this I was just learning how to make music. I was making demos, putting them online, playing my first few shows in the city, doing my first co-writes and meeting tons of musicians in the artist community.
That was really special because a lot of those people moved out to L.A and I've stayed in touch with them – they became long term friends, which is pretty cool. One of my l consistent collaborators, Larzz Principato, I met when I was 17 years old, so we go back around 12 years. He co-writes a lot of my music with me, so that was laying the groundwork for what my career would be.
What were some of your early musical influences?
A lot of different stuff. My dad really loved the Beatles, so I was exposed to a lot of the Beatles and The Stones growing up, and I really loved them. I still do. I love Alanis Morissette. I loved Britney Spears, NSYNC and Third Eye Blind, because my sister showed me a lot of alternatives and pop punk music like Fall Out Boy, Good Charlotte and Radiohead. So many different musicians: Coldplay, John Mayer, Lily Allen, Ingrid Michaelson, those are some of my biggest influences.