It tackles her own experiences with alopecia...

California-born songwriter Molly Tuttle can only ever be herself.

Blessed with that heavenly voice, her acoustic-based debut EP 'Rise' was charming piece of classic-sounding country-inflected songwriting.

Debut album 'When You're Ready' is out now, a bold, independent statement from an artist unafraid to be personal.

Recently completing a phenomenal UK headline tour, she's now ready to share the daring, beautifully intimate video for album cut 'Sleepwalking'.

The song deals with her own experiences of anxiety, as well as the struggle simply to get by as an artist living in the San Francisco area.

The video finds Molly Tuttle being open about her experience with alopecia, before finally asking: "What do we cling to in times of change?"

She explains...

"'Sleepwalking' is one of the more personal songs on the album. I wrote it by myself, digging into the anxiety I have felt for many years about the effects of climate change and the ever-rising cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area (where I grew up)."

"I wanted to symbolically incorporate my experience as a woman with total hair loss (Alopecia Totalis) into the video for the song, because that part of who I am also informed the lyrics, in a subtler way. I lost my hair early on in life, and at times that experience has made me fear change and hold onto the past. With the visual I wanted to raise the question of what it means to 'be yourself' again after a part of who you are disappears."

"What do we cling to in times of change? Hopefully each person who watches what we made will find a personal meaning in it."

Tune in now.

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