When you hear the distinctively retro, smoky sound waves emitted from Molly Burch, it’s not surprising to hear that the Texas-based singer-songwriter was classically trained in jazz vocal performance.
But there’s nothing classical about her style, which fuses indie-folk with the dreamy tones of old-school Hollywood musicals – and with a subtle jangly Hawaiian lilt. Yep, not your average deal at all.
Her latest track, “To The Boys”, taken from her forthcoming second album, First Flower (out on 5 October), looks at finding your inner power and being comfortable in your own skin. Self-assured, she croons: “I don’t need to yell to know that I’m the boss”.
“We recorded in Austin, TX in the middle of winter, all of the backline tracks live to tape,” explains Molly on the album. “Then I had a day by myself to record vocals for all eleven songs. For this one especially, it turned out being nice to have that time alone. I felt sort of vulnerable recording “To The Boys” – I felt like I was singing to my past self.”