Yorkshire songwriter Elanor Moss has released the new single ‘Catholic’, taken from her upcoming second EP Cosmic – out February 3 via Blue Raincoat Music. The track, which follows previous offering ‘Cosmic Memory’, was co-written with frequent collaborator Sam Griffiths of the Howl & the Hum and recorded in Brooklyn with producer Oli Deakin. Listen to it below.
Speaking about the track in a press release, Moss explained: “‘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.”
Check out our Artist Spotlight interview with Elanor Moss.