Needy and the previous single, Only one, 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: needy.
Austin singer and songwriter Molly Burch returns this new year with a fresh sound on “Emotion’’, a disco-tinged, dynamic shot of adrenaline produced by Captured Tracks label-mate Wild Nothing (Jack Tatum).
In January 2020, Burch headed to Tatum’s hometown of Richmond, Virginia, looking to write new material with a distinct pop sound and production in mind. Sharing some of her latest demos and a playlist of her favorite pop bangers with Tatum, they set out to make a heart-pumping dance track of their own. Soon after, Burch released her tantalizing cover of Ariana Grande's “needy”, giving fans an early taste of the pure pop bliss she would return to deliver on this latest cut.
On “Emotion”, Burch’s voice is as strong and masterful as ever, pairing a lighter, polished vocal performance - a surprising, but captivating departure from her signature smoky delivery - with Tatum’s compelling bass lines, beats, and shimmering synths. Burch says, “for me, the theme of the song is about feeling a spectrum of emotions, embracing that sensitivity, and using it as fuel to create something positive. “Emotion” is a celebration of being alive.”
released January 1, 2021
"Emotion feat. Wild Nothing"
Written by Molly Burch and Jack Tatum
Produced by Jack Tatum
Vocals by Molly Burch recorded in Austin, TX
All Instruments by Jack Tatum recorded at Empty Estate in Richmond, VA
Additional recording at Spacebomb Studios in Richmond, VA engineered by Adrian Olsen
Mixed by Gloria Kaba
Mastered by Heba Kadry
Simpson’s first full-on concept album, a Civil War-set story written in tribute to his grandparents, celebrates country tradition while simultaneously subverting it. Bandcamp Album of the Day Aug 30, 2021
This album blew up in 2020, and I was a little late to it, but I've been incredibly impressed by its staying power. A wonderful example of a record becoming a sensation that also holds up as a wonderful artistic statement. Bridgers just impresses more and more. Bryce Cannatelli