Elanor Moss : Catholic

Yorkshire songwriter Elanor Moss latest single ‘Catholic’ comes from  her second EP ‘Cosmic’ (out 20th January via Blue Raincoat Music)

Does Catholic guilt lead to an overwhelming need to find acceptance and love?  Perhaps , but Moss explores that fundamental urge to be valued on a track that’s sprinkled with playful  wit, wisdom and a soaring melody, as she adopts a more fleshed out full band sound which really suits her voice.     

Co-written with friend and collaborator Sam Griffiths of The Howl & The Hum it was  recorded in Brooklyn with producer Oli Deakin (Lowpines, CMAT).

Oh the song Moss reveals “Catholic isn’t truly a song about being Catholic, or leaving the Catholic church… not really. It’s a song about grappling with your identity and realising you’ve relied on validation from others most of your life, whether that’s friends, family, or romantic partners. It’s also about realising you have the power to change and doing that. It’s cathartic to play and sing live, and I felt like I was tapping into something new in my writing. We tried recording it a bunch of different ways; acoustically, more lounge-y, slower… it didn’t feel right until it was big and loud. It was an interesting moment for me in my writing and sound. I wanted to be loud for once and see what it was like to be in an indie-rock band. I love it.”



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