Release Date 06/03/2021
(Captured Tracks) SubModern, AAA
Molly Burch releases “Heart of Gold”, an irresistibly effervescent anthem for unrequited love. The new single from her upcoming album Romantic Images (out July 23rd via Captured Tracks) follows the release of recent singles “Control”, which Nylon praised for “its smoky vocals and romantic, timeless sound” and “Emotion” ft. Wild Nothing that earned a nod as one of Cosmopolitan’s Best Songs of 2021 so far.
“Heart of Gold” is accompanied by a video directed by Jordan Moser that serves up a dreamy, campy take on romantic music video tropes. From her mountaintop picnic and alongside a baby goat, Molly spies on guitarist Dailey Toliver through her opera binoculars.
Molly will open for her Romantic Images collaborators, Tennis at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. This fall, she will perform a headlining hometown show at Austin’s Mohawk on September 18 before heading back on the road with Tennis.
Watch the music video HERE.
Born and raised in southern California, Burch grew up infatuated with classic torch singers like Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, which led her to study jazz vocal performance in college. After graduation, she settled down outside Austin, TX, where she recorded her breakout 2017 debut, Please Be Mine, over the course of a single day. The album prompted an avalanche of critical acclaim and landed on a slew of Best Of lists, with Pitchfork hailing its “smoky vocals” and “shimmering guitar riffs.” A year later, she followed it up with the similarly well-received First Flower, which prompted GQ to proclaim that “Burch has the voice of an angel” and spurred NPR’s World Café to add that “she’s got the songwriting chops to back it up.” Never one to settle for the obvious, Burch returned again in 2019 with a full-length holiday LP, The Molly Burch Christmas Album” which turned out to be far more consequential than she realized at the time and featured John Early and Kate Berlant on the Wham! classic “Last Christmas” along with heartland hits like "Hard Candy Christmas" and "Snowqueen of Texas" and more.
Pre-order Romantic Images HERE.