credit: Kelly Giarrocco
Molly Burch burst onto the music scene in 2017 with her debut album Please Be Mine, a ten-track ode to unrequited romance. Please Be Mine earned praise from critics for her smoky, effortless vocals and bleeding-heart lyrics. “I was really blown away with how many people told me that the music has helped them through their own break-up,” she says. “I was just so moved by that, so [with the next album] I wanted to reveal my own struggles with fear and anxiety.” First Flower is a walk-through Burch’s most intimate thoughts. Unlike Please Be Mine, which focused on the contentious depression of heartbreak, First Flower explores broken friendships, her relationship to her sister, and more importantly, how Burch learned to fight overwhelming anxiety. Burch is a soft-spoken, careful person who shoves her nervousness away on a daily basis. First Flower is a bright, beautiful album peppered with moments of triumph. Burch’s voice is as strong and dexterous as ever, displaying her incredible range and professionalism as a vocalist.
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