Only One and the next single Needy, are stratospheric leaps for Molly Burch, even after 2 great albums that were also growth spurts. But here it's gotten so good, this single and the last could be contenders for best songs of 2020.
Favorite track: Only One.
Following the release of her critically acclaimed sophomore album, 'First Flower', last October, Texan chanteuse Molly Burch returns with two heart-stopping tracks. Entitled 'Ballads' in homage to the strong and powerful female vocalists that she admires, this 7” EP embodies what Burch loves to do and what she does best: crafting music with emotion, drama and romance, giving her voice all the room it needs to burn bright.
If you already own this album, you know how good it is. If you don't, then I'm probably not the first to tell you it's amazing and you need to buy it. Personally I thought "Stranger in the Alps" was an excellent debut, but it nowhere near prepared me for this - instead of the oft-dreaded sophomore slump, Phoebe has delivered what should be remembered as a defining album of the COVID era. Alec L. Critten
This album is so beautiful, it hurts, especially 'yellow is the color of her eyes'.
But I can't choose a favourite song because each one corresponds to a different mood. All the musicians are dope, and Sophie Allison is a very talented songs writer and musician/singer. Saramachine