After spending the last few years knocking out a string of fresh and enticing releases, London-based artist Molly Green continues her pursuit of euphoric sounds on her incredible new single 'Hands On My Body'.
Channelling a warm and luxurious neo-soul aesthetic from start to finish, 'Hands On My Body' marks an incredible moment in her career to date. Jam-packed with shimmering tones, warm atmosphere, and her own vibrant voice at the helm, this new offering makes for a wonderfully rich listen throughout.
So with the new single out and about, we sat down with her to find out more about her origins and inspirations over the last few years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
I began classical training in piano when I was 5. It holds some of my most treasured moments and allowed me creative freedom as I began to explore and develop my love for singing.
What kind of music did you love when you were younger?
Pretty much whatever was on! There was always music on and generally, if I could dance or sing along to it, I loved it. My mum listened to a lot of RnB and Soul, and I spent a lot of time listening to the old jazz and blues greats with my Grandpa. Growing up with Bristol band, Laid Blak, Reggae also holds a special place in my heart. Truthfully though, my one true love was Avril Lavigne.
What was the first album you remember owning?
Pop Princess or Avril Lavigne.
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
I know it sounds cheesy and super unoriginal, but probably ‘Your Song’ by Elton John. It’s so beautifully simple and I think we can all agree it’s an incredibly well written song!
Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?
I find I usually have the melody first, which means a lot of humming and sometimes complete mumbo jumbo that makes absolutely no sense! I try to make sure I’m as open minded as can be, imagining my brain as a space where ideas can land freely which I can then pluck out. Being selective about the ideas that are allowed to land, actually only offers less to choose from and they’re usually not the good ones!
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
I was recently introduced to an artist called Raquel Rodriguez, she’s super groovy and her album ‘Sweet Side’ is amazing. Also, no matter what your music taste, everyone should listen to Dave’s new album.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
Alicia Keys, Norah Jones or Joss Stone. Maverick Sabre would also be right up there!
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
Being able to tap into my emotions in a way that goes deeper than my own consciousness. Music allows me to access places that are hard to find or deal with mentally and offers a way to express whatever I find in a beautiful way that I am then able to share with others. The conversations and connections I feel when performing live are what makes it all so special.
And what is the most frustrating part?
Self-promotion, which is generally social media these days, is my worst nightmare! Trying to battle between being true to myself while also understanding the unfortunate significance of followers and online activity is beyond frustrating.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
I was really nervous for a piano concert when I was younger and my Dad said ‘imagine you’re the only one in the room, just you and the piano’.
Molly Green's new single 'Hands On My Body' is available to stream now. Check it out in the player below.