Track Of The Day 8/7 – Molly Burch


Molly Burch finally understood that to move forwards, she had to go back to the start. Relocating to Los Angeles sparked a period of introspection, amplified by the chance discovery of her teenage diaries.

Poring over these long-lost words, Molly Burch was stunned by how little grace her adolescent self dared to offer herself. Reacting against this, new album ‘Daydreamer’ is a homage to that teenage self, a means to move past some deep-rooted issues.

“Growing up I was extremely shy and filled with self hatred,” she says. “I would hide out in my bedroom to watch TV and daydream. I was so uncomfortable in my body and that was the age I started dealing with body dysmorphia, which later formed into an eating disorder. It was also the age I started realising I could sing, and how badly I wanted to pursue that, but told myself I couldn’t.” 

Produced by Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum, the record revels in beauty, layering choppy guitar chords with some neat bursts of synth. Take new single ‘Unconditional’ – a glorious pop song, the clipped guitar parts recall Chic, while its disco abandon is measured against lyrical introversion.

A dose of radiance, ‘Unconditional’ dares to dream. Molly Burch comments…

“This song is a traditional unrequited love song but I wrote it thinking about how I feel as a working artist in todays climate. A big part of pursuing a creative job is being okay with the roller coaster of emotions. Sometimes things feel positive and sometimes you feel a lot of rejection. This is my way of expressing that through a narrative of not being seen or appreciated by a person you were romantic with.”

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Tonje Thilesen

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