By Ian Molyneaux
MODERN SOULSTRESS Denai Moore will be making, moulding and creating musical waves when she showcases her new LP We Used To Bloom in Leeds tomorrow (Tuesday, October 3).
Born in Spanish Town in Jamaica, her childhood and especially her father fused a passion for music that is intoxicating.
Moore first came to attention in 2014 singing on SBTRKT’s track The Light. The song was taken from his well-received second album Wonder Where We Land.
Having performed at The Great Escape, Hay Fest and London’s Courtyard Theatre, audiences at Headrow House in Leeds will sure to be wowed by the delights of Moore’s enriching and emotionally-charged voice.
Her new album has already been garnished with praise from critics.
The gig tomorrow night will feature singles from the album such as Trickle and Does it Get Easier.
A multi-instrumentalist, Moore draws on many musical genres in her songs. There are certainly R’n’B influences in her music but also a clear love for folk and soul, for Bon Iver, Feist and Solange.
The new album has been described by Moore as a nod to the feeling of self-growth: “I chose it because I felt like I am in the growing aspect of my life.
“There’s something about blossoming and blooming that I associate with being younger, but now that I’m older and I’m really coming to understand myself as a person. We used to bloom, now we grow.”
Moore has an incredible insight to her own feelings and emotions. However, it is how she is able to express these through her music that in turn captivates the audience.