premiere: Molly Burch – Candy
Austin’s Molly Burch shares another lovely track from her timeless sophomore LP First Flower, coming next month via the great Captured Tracks. Molly tells us about the playfully empowering and tone-setting album opener “Candy“, which is not in fact a rousing kiss-off to a worthless ex, but a sort of loving pep talk to psych herself out of those self-defeating thoughts that often accompany anxiety:
“I wrote “Candy” after a long conversation with my dad on the phone, where I had been just walking around getting out a lot of my self doubt and creative anxieties. It may sound like I’m talking to a past love, but it’s really meant for that voice in my head that tells me a negative narrative. Anxiety can be so addictive — the cycle of it, the relief after you’ve spent time worrying about something that turns out fine. I felt like writing about all of this because it’s a significant part of my waking life, but all wrapped up in a sweet pop song.”
Molly’s First Flower fall tour starts next week in her hometown, find all of her dates here.