Getting To Know... Moli

After exciting us with a broad array of bold and vibrant offerings these last few months, emerging artist Anmol Gupta aka Moli has now returned to deliver his latest atmospheric gem '12 Ways I See Myself, Pt. 1,2 & 3'.

Lifted from his forthcoming debut album 'Retrogression Progression', which is out later this year, '12 Ways I See Myself, Pt. 1,2 & 3' makes for a vivid and expansive listen. With a runtime of over eight minutes, he takes us on a rich and adventurous journey that explores the outer realms of the psych-rock sound, and delivers a beautifully alluring release in the process.

So with the new single available now, we sat down with him to find out more about his background and what has inspired him most over the years.


What was the first instrument you fell in love with?

The first instrument I absolutely fell in love with was the drums, I was merely 9 years old and the first time I sat on the kit, it changed me, it was so natural.

What kind of music did you love when you were younger?

I have always had a thing for rock, alt rock. So even when I was younger I was listening to a lot of new age rock and the classics like Pink Floyd too.

What was the first album you remember owning?

I remember owning the dark side of the moon by Pink Floyd, the album cover always called to me so much.

What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?

Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd , or yes I’m changing - Tame Impala.

Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?

I think the only bit I have is to never form a very rigid structure and let things flow, it's mostly by myself very late into the night, conversing with myself.

Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?

Radiohead, Tame Impala, The f16s, Mild high Club, Khruagbin, Pink Floyd, Miles Davis.

If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?

Tame Impala.

What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?

I believe being a musician you get the opportunity to express yourself , to let yourself out and to let go of that ego that we hold onto all the time at the same time. To really speak wholly from the soul, without the fear of being vulnerable. It heals us and liberates us, so intently.

And what is the most frustrating part?

For me, the entire part of making the music real out, using social media and the material things that surround this artistry frustrates me often.

And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?

Just be authentic and never let a moment force you to change your true self.


Moli's new single '12 Ways I See Myself, Pt. 1,2 & 3' is available to stream now. Check out the new video for it in the player below.