Meet 19-year-old Molly Burman: A North London-Based Singer-Songwriter, Recording and Self-Producing Blissfully-Infectious Pop in her Garden Shed with her Dad
Some people discover the art of songwriting at one point or another in their lifetime, and some have simply never known to do any different. For Molly Burman, the latter hits the nail on the head. Writing her first song at the age of six, the teen grew up in an inherently musical family, with both parents gigging musicians – her Irish mother singing with Shane MacGowan of The Pogues, not to mention a member of the singing comedy act, The Frigidaires; her father performing in bands, including The Chiefs of Relief, playing alongside Matthew Ashman of Bow Wow Wow and Paul Cook of Sex Pistols fame. Oh, and her grandfather is a widely respected jazz musician and composer who directed the London Vintage Jazz Orchestra. So, any clue as to where Molly inherited her musical genes…?!
The singer-songwriter began prodigiously writing and recording music herself from her mid-teens, self-producing her own material and delivering ever-personal lyrics that have never been anything less than an unflinching, honest take on her life at that point.
Today, she shares her debut single, ‘Fool Me With Flattery’, an immediately melodic song that fleets between sharp, literate jangle-pop and the homespun, eclectic bedroom pop sound of the here and now. Showcasing whip-smart lyricism, the track is accompanied by a humorous and endearing video.
On the themes behind the single, Molly says: “I wrote the song after a long day of feeling overlooked and ignored by some of the guys in my life. I was fed up, angry and used the stereotype of a mansplaining misogynist to let it all out. This song is for anyone who feels belittled and like they’re being made to shrink themselves; be as big as you possibly can, and don’t let anyone fool you with flattery!”
‘Fool Me With Flattery’, a sure-fire introduction to her sound, marks the first in a series of songs to land from Molly this year – stream/download the track HERE. This one has brightened our day right up, and we know it’s only a snippet of what’s to come from this captivating, admirable talent.
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