WHO: MOLLY BURCH
WHERE: 529 BAR
WHEN: OCT. 9 @ 9PM
Austin native Molly Burch takes over 529 tonight, October 9th with doors at 9 p.m. It's only fitting that such an intimate album will be played in a space that is itself community-oriented and personal.
Molly Burch’s buttery voice often contradicts the forceful subject matter her songs tackle. Burch lays herself bare in a refreshingly casual way, cooing over bouncing guitar and delicate percussion that is telling of her classical jazz background. Her 2018 release, First Flower tells tales of failed attractions, unattainable aspirations, and female afflictions, including a message “To The Boys.” On this track, Burch seems to sum up her own musical style and personality whilst tackling the expectations of the patriarchy: “I don't need to scream to get my point across / I don't need to yell to know that I'm the boss / That is my choice / And this is my voice / You can tell that to the boys.”
Her affectation when addressing something as serious as lost love and a shattered heart is playful and self-aware, as demonstrated by the track "True Love" when Burch sings the words "real love" in a slurred, romantic tone that seems to be an indirect jab at how futile and comical it can often feel to fall hopelessly in love. She goes on to candidly address the matters of blame, and mental and emotional exhaustion at the hands of a relationship on the album's closing track, "Every Little Thing."