I Create Birmingham: Love Moor
“I live day to day, to be honest. You can definitely expect me to be out doing everything that feels right. Just make sure to keep up with me. I would love for you to see my journey.”
Creative Industry: Performing Arts
1. You released an EP (Blu Polka Dots) last year. What can you tell us about the EP?
Well, like with most art, Blu Polka Dots is just a display of pieces of me. I share my experiences the best way I know how. This EP displays my curiosity, insecurities, longings and so much more.
2. What is the origin of your stage name?
My name is Love. What’s better than love?! Nothing. I named myself. It was initially Love Moore. I grew, journeyed and learned to love myself and my blackness more than I could imagine. I didn’t even know that type of love was available. So I dropped the E, to represent the love of me, a black person, a moor. I feel like it just signifies self love and acceptance.
3. Are there any local or national artists that you draw influence from?
Boi! So, I’ll take this as a two part question. National artist, I can say that Amy Winehouse and Bob Marley on a level of 1000. Just undeniable music. Locally, we have some Gems! Honestly, I can say I might have borrowed a cadence or two from Lauren Michel. She is one of the dopest all around artist, right here in Birmingham!
4. Who are you looking forward to seeing at Secret Stages this year?
No Suh Foster! Hands Down!
5. How do you think the city can better support local musicians?
Don’t wait til we blow up to show up… We have real talent in Birmingham. With all of that talent, a lot of us show up to perform for one another. People are not coming out. Showing up would be step 1.
6. What’s next for Love Moor?
I live day to day, to be honest. You can definitely expect me to be out doing everything that feels right. Just make sure to keep up with me. I would love for you to see my journey.