If there is one thing the world could use more of today, it’s love and positivity. This is why I could not wait to share Lolita Moore with you. Her album, ‘Loved,’ encompasses all of the above and then some so we obviously had to ask her how she maintains that outlook on life, more about her start in the church choir, and where she finds inspiration when she’s out and about in Sacramento, California.
Kendra: Usually, when we hear of a Gospel singer, they tend to hail from the south but you’re a Bay Area singer. Did you get to grow up with a lot of local Gospel artists?
Lolita Moore: Yes, I did grow up with many local gospel artists. I must say, there was a specific famous gospel group; The Hawkins Singers. They made an indelible impression on me. So much so, that I discovered and knew, by age five, that I wanted to be a Gospel singer. It was the way that the music made me feel, although I was always moved by good music.
Kendra: Locale aside, you have presented such a positive record with ‘Loved.’ The titular single is such a joy and I well, loved when you sang, “Whole world got to do better.” Recent years have been rough on many, and I think that line – that song – is so on point with what we need. Was this song inspired by a culmination of things or were there a few instances that made this song come about in particular?
Lolita Moore: I created and composed the song, “Loved,” from a place of reflection about current world events, personal experiences, and division with governments and observing the challenges the nation continues to face with this pandemic era. As well, artistically, I was inspired by the melody in the music. It was so heartfelt. I knew the message had to be strong and one that I could sing with the utmost conviction and passion because I wanted this message to resonate with every listener.
Kendra: Again, ‘Loved’ as a whole is packed with such positivity from “Hold On” to when you wonderfully sing “come together” in another. Where does that positive outlook come from? Have you always been that way?
Lolita Moore: I am often asked about my positive outlook and perspectives. I would have to attribute my positive views about life, humanity, and the possibility of change to my belief in God and my faith walk. My Christian journey and experiences with trusting in God have taught me about God’s favor, mercy, grace, and His beautiful blessings over my life, even through the difficult times. So, I am optimistic as long as I continue to trust God, who has not failed me yet.
Kendra: Since we’ve talked about positivity and music, I want to know where in Sacramento are you the happiest and most moved to write and/or sing?
Lolita Moore: It really doesn’t matter where I am, in Sacramento, when I am writing and singing. I may be at church, in a car, at the studio, or in the convenience of my home, I am simply moved and inspired to write when I hear the right music playing.
Kendra: Since it’s January, I’m asking everyone…not for a lengthy resolution, but for a resolution, a goal they have for this month. What’s yours?
Lolita Moore: My goal for 2022 is to grow as an artist and to continue to create more beautifully positive, faith-based music.
Kendra: Lastly, with the new album out now – what are your plans as we tackle the first wave of the new year?
Lolita Moore: With the release of my new album, ‘Loved,’ I plan to continue to promote the album, to further establish my brand, and to increase awareness of my music and of the message of God’s unconditional love that is freely available to the world.