- Words Lucy O'Brien
- Photography Travis Bailey
Georgia-born singer-songwriter Amelia Moore on getting through a breakup, new single "vinegar", and her 'Homeschool to Hollywood' journey into the pop scene.
For 21-year-old Amelia Moore, the world is a kaleidoscopic collection of emotions. Capturing the rawness of pain and recovery in her newest post-break up ballad “vinegar”, Amelia unapologetically confronts the realities of young love, self-doubt, insecurity, and the turbulent road toward emotional healing.
In a harmonious blend of alt-pop/electro beats, offset by what can only be described as nothing short of Ariana-level whistle tones, Amelia has had no trouble establishing her unique sound. And as a singer/songwriter as well as a multi-instrumentalist, the young artist’s musical talent is second to none.
Amelia gravitated to music from a young age. She joined her local church choir as a child and the rest was history. Taking a leap of faith and moving to Los Angeles at just age 18 to pursue her music ambitions, Amelia found fame and established a cult following even before the release of her first official hit single, ‘Sweet and Sour’.
And now, the rising star takes massive strides into 2022 by embarking on a supporting tour of North America with her Capitol Records label mate, FLETCHER, beginning 28th February.
With only two singles out and already rising to critical acclaim, there’s no doubt that her future is looking bright and full of promise. With her mesmerising vocals, orange-infused alt-aesthetic and a striking fearlessness in her lyrics, Amelia Moore is one you won’t forget.
Detailing her rollercoaster rise to fame, get to know Amelia’s biggest musical inspirations, how she created her identity as an artist, and the importance of music to help us power through life’s curveballs.
First of all, how are you doing?
Congrats on the success of your debut single “sweet and sour”! What was your inspiration and creative process behind the song?
You describe your journey into the music industry as “homeschool to Hollywood” – how did it feel to gain such a large fanbase this early on in your career?
You described your new single, “vinegar”, as having “started your healing process” post break-up, how important would you say music is in helping you get through the ups and downs of life?
How does “vinegar” compare to “sweet and sour” – has your musical direction changed in any way for your second release?
How do personal experiences and capturing emotions play into your creative expression?
You grew up in Georgia then moved to Los Angeles to pursue your career at just 18, what was that transition in lifestyle like?
Who are your biggest musical role models and how have they influenced your sound?
What are you looking forward to most on your upcoming US tour with FLETCHER? Where are you most excited to perform?
How did growing up singing in a choir influence your decision to pursue music? Does the experience still influence your sound?
What advice would you give to anyone your age going through similar experiences of a tough break up?
How would you describe your identity as an artist and how did you come to define it?
Do you have any new year’s resolutions? What are they?
What can we expect to see from you in 2022?