The New Electropop Single
'Like Nobody Else'
Release Date: 24th July 2020

Behind The Track

Anna Stephens, Moodbay’s singer and resident poet, was inspired to start writing ‘Like Nobody Else’ by seeing the beautiful figure of Venus. Yes, that’s right, a female! What a scandal. You can see the headlines: ‘Lead singer admits to being bi-curious’. Maybe. Except that Anna says what she saw was a beautiful human essence, rather than anything so material as flesh and blood. 

 

Everyone’s seen the Botticelli painting in question… a windswept Venus emerges from the sea, standing in a huge shell. It’s a classic image, reproduced millions of times. From that meme, Anna and her partner Alfie have developed a cracking pop tune, with an unforgettable chorus and driving, 8Os influenced synth lines.

 

The final result is a dreamlike summer sound that defies definition. Just hints of the initial inspiration remain in some of the lines: ‘Here on the sand’, ‘I could frame you and admire all your imperfections’, ‘I’m at the water’s edge’.

 

It was a BBC radio producer who picked up on ‘Like Nobody Else’, and felt it had daytime radio potential. After its release on July 3rd, that potential may well be realised and Moodbay will have taken another important step on their journey.

Lyrics

I feel the heat as I dream of you out in the ocean 

There you are upon a shell, you're dancing in slow motion 

Your hair is fiery like the flames of the underworld 

But I know where you belong 

And that is up above 

Here on the sand 

As I wait for your hand 

I'm at the water's edge 

Waiting for somebody 

 

You're like nobody else 

Who's like nobody else 

 

All I can ever see in you is something beautiful 

Even when you're trouble, you belong upon the wall 

I could frame you and admire all your imperfections 

I find a diamond when you're rough around the edge 

You're like nobody else 

I've got a plan that I don't understand 

I'm at the water's edge 

Waiting for somebody 

 

You're like nobody else 

Who's like nobody else

I'm down on my knees 

You're like nobody else 

Nobody else 

 

When you're far from me 

It cuts me to the bone 

And I'm here and I'm waiting I'm lonely 

Can you be my only? 

 

You're like nobody else 

 

You're like nobody else 

Who's like nobody else 

I'm down on my knees 

You're like nobody else

Nobody else