Molly Burch Unveils Lead Single “Wild” From New Album ‘First Flower’ Coming On Captured Tracks October 5

Molly Burch returns with her sophomore album, First Flower – a walk-through her most intimate thoughts. Today, she’s unveiled the album’s lead single, the wistful, “Wild”, a song about the desire for self-acceptance. “I wanted to write a song that made me feel at peace with my imperfections and celebrate others without putting them on pedestals” Burch explains.

Directed by Luca Venter, Molly embraces three different characters: insecure, over confident and a wise one that balances the two. Molly adds, “it shines light on the absurdity of the ‘grass is always greener’ mentality. I think for the most part we all share pretty similar fears and insecurities. Or at least that’s what I’m hoping.”

 Watch “Wild” Via Youtube

In a small-town South of Austin, Texas vocalist and songwriter Molly Burch is relaxing in her sunny country home. The Los Angeles native has found tranquility in the outskirts of Texas, appreciating time on the front porch as cicadas sing in the distance behind her.

Burch burst onto the music scene in 2017 with her debut album Please Be Mine, a ten-track ode to unrequited romance that she wrote after studying Jazz Vocal Performance at the University of North Carolina in Asheville. Please Be Mine earned praise from critics for her smoky, effortless vocals and bleeding-heart lyrics.

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, a soft-spoken, careful person who shoves her nervousness away on a daily basis.

“I was really blown away with how many people told me that the music has helped them through their own break-up,” she says of Please Be Mine. “I was just so moved by that. I never expected it. I was aware that people were actually listening to my music and having a positive experience, so [with the next album] I wanted to reveal my own struggles with fear and anxiety.”

After a year of touring Please Be Mine all over North America, Europe and the UK, Burch returned to Texas to decompress. She began to bounce her ideas off bandmate and boyfriend, Dailey Toliver, who would contribute guitar parts and orchestration suggestions. The hurricanes kept them locked at home, where they forced themselves to record demos and pump out as much material as possible. Slowly, the album took shape and First Flowerbecame real. When it came time to record, Burch chose to work with Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders in Austin.

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. Burch has announced a headlining North American tour this fall in support of the new album, which sees its release on Captured Tracks October 5th. Check below for a full list of dates and for further details on how to reserve a copy, go here.

First Flower 

Captured Tracks

October 5, 2018

Pre-Order Here

1 – Candy

2 – Wild

3 – Dangerous Place

4 – First Flower

5 – Next To Me

6 – Good Behavior

7 – Without You

8 – To The Boys

9 – True Love

10 – Nothing To Say

11 – Every Little Thing

Molly Burch Live Dates: 

09/07 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Festival

10/05-10/07 – Austin, TX – ACL Festival

10/08 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa

10/09 – Atlanta, GA – 529

10/10 – Asheville, NC – Mothlight

10/11 – Richmond, VA – Gallery 5

10/12 – Washington DC – Songbyrd

10/13 – New York, NY – Rough Trade

10/14 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs

10/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas

10/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Funhouse @ Mr. Small’s

10/17 – Columbus, OH – Rumba

10/18 – Nashville, TN – Fond Object

10/20 – Austin, TX – Barracuda

10/24 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress

10/25 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar

10/26 – Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater

10/27 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord

10/29 – Portland, OR – Polaris Hall

10/30 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern

11/03 – Boise, ID – Funky Taco

11/04 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

11/05 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake

11/17 – Tours, FR – Le Temps de Machine

11/18 – Paris, FR – Le Pop Up Du Label

11/19 – Stuttgart, DE – Kellerclub

11/20 – Lucerne, CH – Neubad

11/21 – Munich, DE – Unter Deck

11/22 – Budapest, HU – A38 Gallery

11/23 – Vienna, AT – Blue Bird Festival

11/24 – Jena, DE – Glashaus

11/25 – Berlin, DE – Privatclub

11/26 – Hamburg, DE – Aalhaus

11/27 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso

11/28 – Amiens, FR – La Lune des Pirates

11/30 – Gent, BE – Trefunt

12/01 – Margate, UK – Tom Thumb Theatre

12/02 – Brighton, UK – Komedia

12/03 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds

12/04 – London, UK – The Lexington

12/05 – Liverpool, UK – Leaf

12/06 – Dublin, IRL – The Grand Social

12/07 – Manchester, UK – Night & Day

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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