What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
Pop, pop and more pop.
Give us a little bio about you.
I’m a pop singer/songwriter/producer here in LA; I’ve been pursing music my whole life. I’m completely obsessed with pop music and playing colorful, vibrant, energetic shows. I’m in a female music production/songwriting duo with my best friend Alina Smith, called LYRE, and we are a bop factory, constantly writing upbeat fun songs.
What made you go in to music?
I honestly can’t even remember. I’ve been performing my entire life even on a Pampers box stage for my stuffed animals when I was 2.
Are you signed?
I’m currently an independent artist, signed to my own label.
You released your first single ‘ Gateway’ tell us more about them.
“Gateway” is a super personal song that, I feel, reaches a lot of people. I was just on the phone with someone this morning, who was telling me that they went through the same situation. I feel like almost everyone has gone through the grieving process of running into an ex in public, so I wanted to write a song that encapsulates that feeling.
Describe the track in two words.
Vibrant + catchy
What was the writing process like?
Completely therapeutic. It was just my best friend Alina and I, and we wrote it in about an hour. It’s so crazy how, when something vibes, it just falls into place so naturally.
What was the recording process like?
Originally we cut a scratch demo vocal, then came back maybe a few days later to record the final vocals. It’s funny we ended up using some of the demo vocal in the final vocal because the magic we caught the day that we wrote it was hard to replace!
What is the message you want listeners to take from the single?
Don’t actually call your ex after you run into them; probably not a good move, because you shouldn’t open up that gateway.
Who did you work with on the single?
I’m in a female music production/songwriting duo called LYRE with my best friend Alina, whom I mentioned earlier, and it was just the two of us on everything, even the artwork for the single.
Where can we stream the single?
This is the Spotify link:
You also released the video, tell us more about the planning and making process.
Honestly, such a great question. The planning took a month or two and, like anything, it had its ups and downs, but for the most part it was such an incredible experience. There are a lot of moving parts you have to keep up with, so that can be stressful, especially when you are your own team!
Who did you work with on the video?
Nayip Ramos and his amazing crew made this video such a dream; they took care of a lot of things I could never dream of organizing. They showed up on the day of the shoot and had everything ready to go; it was spectacular.
Will we see an EP or Album this year and if so what can we expect from it?
I’m hoping to put out another single this summer. No promises yet, but I definitely think it’s in the works!
Do you have any shows coming up or a tour in planning?
Definitely planning to do a few live shows around LA, potentially a tour at the end of the year, but thats dreamin’ big!
What else can we expect in 2019?
More music, music videos; I’ll probably be putting more covers on my Instagram, so definitely check that out @ellimoore
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any up coming artists?
Well, being in LYRE, we are constantly working on music for other amazing artists, so definitely working on some really cool projects this year.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? and who would they have to contact?
Absolutely, my Instagram has my contact info on it!
Do you play any instruments?
I do: I play piano, guitar and ukulele
Who are your influences?
Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Julia Michaels: all of the big pop female acts, really.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Real-life events; I’m always trying to stir things up in my life, so I have something to write about.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
Hopefully, touring and meeting all the people who got me there. I wanna be doing what I love every day, which is singing and performing.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Sleep, hang out with friends and maybe TV. I don’t do much besides music.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
The “Oops! I Did It Again” record by Britney Spears is just the epitome of pop brilliance; those songs are classics.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Have a music attorney, and we have bad days so that we can appreciate the good days.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Stick to your voice and the sound that comes naturally to you; authenticity is so important, and nobody else gets to be you, so wear it well.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Life is short, eat dessert first.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
I’m from Charleston, South Carolina, so definitely going downtown and seeing all of the history still preserved is a must. Also, it’s such a crazy beautiful city.
Your coming off tour;
1/ Where do you go first?
To my bed
2/ Who do you see first?
Either my best friend/roommate Alina or my pillow
3/What do you eat first?
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
-change of clothes after the show
-friends(?) I love people
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Follow Writing/Producing duo which Elli is 1/2 Of with Alina.