Lane Moore, frontwoman for the rockbound It Was Romance, has teamed up with a diverse group of creatives to pay the ultimate homage to Fionna Apple's "Criminal."
"Fiona Apple has always been one of my biggest influences, both as a musician and as a person in general," Lane told Out. "She's such a powerful songwriter and singer and she's been able to embrace her intensity on stage in this way that feels very punk rock and raw, even though she's not necessarily screaming in the way you think about when you think of punk rock."
Apple strikes a particularly personal chord with Moore.
"When I discovered her as a kid, it was like everything broke open for me. I had a really rough time growing up and everything she sang about seemed to have a specific meaning to me. 'Criminal' was my karaoke song for ages and it's hard to remember a time when I wasn't playing one of her albums over and over in the car and singing at the top of my lungs. I didn't have many people around when I was growing up, so through her music she was kind of a surrogate friend who was always there for me."
To pay respects to the '90s It Girl, It Was Romance released a video for their new song, "Hooking Up With Girls," which is a shot-for-shot remake of "Criminal."
"My song is about hookup culture, specifically with women who date women," she continues, "so I really wanted to include butch women in the video. Most of the time when we see 'hot' queer women in media they're femme women, which is totally fine, but I also wanted to feature butch women because they're so, so beautiful and they need to get more attention."