Molly Burch has released a third single in anticipation of her forthcoming album, First Flower, due out on Oct. 5.
The single, “Candy,” is introspective and defiant, depicting Burch’s battle with her own self-confidence. It’s all give-and-take between the jangly lead guitar and Burch’s warm, jazzy vocals, painting the singer-songwriter as both feminine and in-charge.
“I wrote “Candy” after a long conversation with my dad on the phone, where I had been just walking around getting out a lot of my self doubt and creative anxieties. It may sound like I’m talking to a past love, but it’s really meant for that voice in my head that tells me a negative narrative,” said Burch in a statement. “Anxiety can be so addictive—the cycle of it, the relief after you’ve spent time worrying about something that turns out fine. I felt like writing about all of this because it’s a significant part of my waking life, but all wrapped up in a sweet pop song.”
“Candy” follows “Wild” and “To The Boys,” both released earlier this year in anticipation of the forthcoming First Flowers. The album was produced by Erik Wofford at Cacophony Recorders in Austin, Texas, and will be released on Captured Tracks. You can preorder it here. Burch is scheduled to tour in support of the album for about a month, starting in October, before heading overseas.
Check out “Candy” below, as well as Burch’s Paste session from last year. You can find her North American tour dates further down.
Molly Burch Tour Dates:
05 – Austin, Texas @ ACL Festival
08 – New Orleans, Lou. @ Gasa Gasa
09 – Atlanta, Ga. @ 529
10 – Asheville, N.C. @ Mothlight
11 – Richmond, Va. @ Strange Manner
12 – Washington D.C. @ Songbyrd
13 – New York, N.Y. @ Rough Trade
14 – Boston, Mass. @The Lilypad
15 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Johnny Brendas
16 – Pittsburgh, Penn. @ Funhouse @ Mr. Small’s
17 – Columbus, Ohio @ Rumba
18 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Fond Object
20 – Austin, Texas @ Barracuda
24 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Club Congress
25 – San Diego, Calif. @ Soda Bar
26 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Bootleg Theater
27 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Cafe Du Nord
29 – Portland, Ore. @ Polaris Hall
30 – Seattle, Wash. @ Sunset Tavern
02 – Spokane, Wash. @ The Bartlett
03 – Boise, Idaho @ Funky Taco
04 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court
05 – Denver, Co. @ Lost Lake
07 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ ACM @ UCO Performance Lab
08 – Fayetteville, Ark. @ Smoke and Barrel