New Release & Video: Liela Moss – Memories And Faces

Photo Credit: Ren Rox

With the release of her debut solo album My Name Is Safe In Your Mouth just over a month away on 9th November, Liela Moss has shared a video for new single Memories And Faces

Of the track Liela says: “Musically the song is inspired by some of those crawling tempos of Mezzanine-era Massive Attack, whilst I was also chasing a particular kind of a sparse majesty like you hear in Emmylou Harris’s ‘Wrecking Ball’”

Of the video she adds: “With this video I wanted to play with an idea of a personal memory loop of someone. Ren Rox and I thought about that obsessive quality of remembering, and what it looks like in your mind’s eye. You replay, sometimes in colour sometimes in black and white. Often you recall them as they were in a photograph but other times with a less photographic visual quality, distant maybe, as if lost behind a veneer or tv glitch. Whilst all this was going on, I wanted to lie on the floor and pretend I was in a Roxy Music album cover. Just because!”

Take a watch below…

Sonically spare yet sumptuous in its emotions, elemental power and expansive melodies, My Name Is Safe In Your Mouth is a richly felt, vividly-realised trip into the interior from the Duke Spirit singer. A serene-to-stormy series of deep dream-pop meditations on devotion and selfhood, creativity and parenthood, it treats unknown territory not as something to fear but as a seed-bed of possibility

As Liela puts it, “I was in my own modest studio, surrounded by deep rural Somerset, and building the album bit by bit over a year with just my producer and partner Toby Butler – with whom I co-wrote all the music. We worked to our own schedule and across all seasons. Staring out of the window singing, I would watch the changing natural phenomena around me and sing to the forms outside. My window-view outside was like an umbilical cord; I was receiving little messages from the nature beyond and the songs were growing inside the studio, transmitting back”

Liela is set to play three intimate UK shows this Winter – dates below…

12th December – LONDON – The Lexington
13th December – MANCHESTER – Gulliver’s
14th December – BRIGHTON – Unitarian Church