Last night, one of my favourite up-and-coming artists, Lily Moore, supported James Arthur at The O2 Arena in London.
Having previously seen Lily Moore at the decisively smaller XOYO venue, I was excited to see how she would perform at the second largest venue in the UK. Opening with ‘Undo’, it was quickly clear that Moore can instantly captivate the audience regardless of the venue. Her opening number was upbeat and catchy, despite its somewhat pessimistic lyrics concerning a love gone bad, and aptly set the tone for a good night. Her ability to connect extends through her interactions with the audience in between songs. At her first opportunity to speak to the London crowd, Moore marvels at performing at The O2 Arena; “Bloody hell, this is a bit mental”. Her easy-going, likeable personality immediately connects with the crowd, making the Arena feel much smaller and intimate, as though you are hanging out in a living room with your mate.
Continuing with fan favourites, ‘Lying to Yourself’ and ‘Better Than Me’, I was quickly reminded why she has become a staple in my music playlist; Moore’s vocals are incredibly charming and emotionally driven, enabling her songs about love, break- ups and youth to resonate easily, as though you are the one who went through what Moore did. Her vocals and songs are repeatedly compared to Amy Winehouse, but as an up-and-coming artist- and my one-to-watch in 2020- Lily Moore will undoubtedly soon be leading the way.
To find her music, socials and tour information, visit: https://www.lilymoore.co.uk/
Photography by Cassie Barnard