From the cliffs of Big Sur to the North Carolina backwoods -- Molly Sarlé brings open-hearted, unflinching songwriting perfect for late-night karaoke comedowns, plaintive morning walks, and conjuring the spirit world. West Coast incantations with a warm, Appalachian glow.
Her debut LP (due out in 2019) is a collection of songs by a woman who was born understanding that her ability to feel -- deeply and without shame -- is her greatest strength. It is the result of a free and open-hearted devotion to the search for passion, and the complete, unwavering depiction of truth. Molly's songs observe their own kind of internal logic, always a few steps behind or ahead of where you expect them to be -- occasionally funny, always uncannily real.
The work on her upcoming album began in a trailer on a the pacific coast and continued with stints in Los Angeles, CA, and Durham, NC. Recorded by Sam Owens (Sam Evian) in a church-turned-recording studio in Woodstock, NY, a minimal but carefully assembled palette of guitar, bass, and percussion form the foundation; an orchestra of unrecognizable atmospherics bounce off the high ceilings -- but Molly's mosaic, expressive voice is always at the center.