You might have heard their name around Los Angeles, the indie-rock heartthrobs Livingmore just released a new song titled 'It's Dark Outside'.
Taking cues from several genres, with influences such as Garbage, The Kinks, Roy Orbison and Belle and Sebastian, Moore and Livingston write dreamy, alternative and just straight up rock n Roll songs that sound like a mixture of Blondie and The Everly Brothers.
“We never really plan when we’re going to write, we just wait for it to happen" explain Moore and Livingston. Each song the band writes has a totally organic approach - sometimes born from Livingston playing a melody and Moore composing accompanying lyrics on the spot; other times with both of them writing songs separately and meeting somewhere in the middle.
When listening to a song such as 'It's Dark Outside', you get this instant vision of Rock n Roll. Whatever you've imaged true Rock n Roll to be, this is it! It doesn't get much better than this. The song brings out this upbeat tone, but manages to keep everything in tune with all else going on. Liviningmore's style of vocalization is done rather nicely, whereas the instrumentation side of things is brief but really pulls in all the right spots musically making the perfect godly rock mix. Needless to say, we're hooked on this song and can't wait to hear what's next!
We had a chance to sit down and talk to Livingmore about the creation of 'It's Dark Outside'. Here's what they had to say!
Care to introduce yourself?
Hello we are Alex Moore and Spencer Livingston the writers and founders of the 4 piece rock band Livingmore from Los Angeles
We're completely in love with your new song ' It's Dark Outside'. Can you tell us a bit about the song and the writing style behind it?
Alex: Thank you. Before recording, Its Dark outside is a song we all loved playing Live because it brought out a fun liveliness to the show & I love moving around to it , we definitely have a mixture of tunes some are haunting/melancholy and some just wam you on the head like an alarm clock (hopefully one you'd want to wake up to) So this tune awakens the fun vibes, but meaning wise it also evokes a sort of frantic state of paranoia and its nice to have the mix of light and dark in a tune that’s one of our favorite ways to express things.
Where did the inspiration behind the song come from?
Spencer: It's a weird world...
Any upcoming shows in the near future? How would you describe your live performance?
We are playing Echo Park Rising Aug 18th at Trencher 7:00 pm and we are Playing The Moroccan Lounge Aug 29th . We would describe our shows as mysterious,energetic,dynamic.
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