Alison Moyet talks making the new album, working with her daughter and Live Aid…
Speaking to Miriam O’Callaghan Alison said it was a joy to work with her daughter when making the video for her latest single ‘When I was your girl’. When asked about her inspiration for song writing Alison said that it has changed as she has gotten older.
“ I used to be inspired by people like Janice Jopplin so it was a lot of bleating but when you reach middle age it changes. It’s less romantic based. Obviously that is a part of your life but it becomes more about observation and how you place yourself in the world today as a mature woman.” Alison said.
Alison goes on to speak about the 80’s and Top of the Pops explaining that at the time of her first performance on the iconic show she was completely broke.
“My friend actually made me my dress in her apartment!” Alison told Miriam.” I hadn’t even thought of what I was going to do with my feet on stage so I just started to do this little shuffle”.
When Alison was asked to play Live Aid she said she was unaware of the magnitude of the event.
“I was told it was in Wembley Stadium which I had played a couple of times before but when a helicopter came and I was sitting there with David Bowie I started to think something was happening. “
The English pop star goes on to talk about her childhood, her infamous reclusiveness and her weight loss.
The veteran songstress also performs her brand new single ‘When I was your girl’ off her latest album The Minutes.
You can watch her performance and the entire interview at the link below.