It turns out Lane Moore isn’t just the host of comedy show Tinder LIVE! and the sex and relationships editor at Cosmopolitan.com — she’s also been a songwriter and musician since she was well under five feet tall. In 2009 (when she was a bit taller), she came up with the band name It Was Romance and then went on a hunt for the perfect bandmates. Together they’ve been creating music that Lane describes as “the Black Keys meets Fiona Apple meets 1960s girl groups, with some Yeah Yeah Yeahs in there.” If you’re curious to hear what that sounds like, check out the new video for the song “Philadelphia,” off the band’s self-titled debut album.
Lane was inspired to write the song when she thought she had a second chance to be with the person who had stolen her heart, found the key to her soul – insert any romantic turn of phrase here. Sigh. To further the romantic theme, the music video, directed by Lane and filmed at The Keep, nods to the John Waters film Cry-Baby.
“I knew I wanted to play around with gender and I knew I wanted something heavily stylized,” said Lane. “My friend Neal Pittman does all my hair and makeup and he’s a former drag queen who can do anything, so I figured why not go for something really transformative and cinematic?”