Molly Paradise Interview

Molly Paradise Interview

Lancashire, UK born Molly. is armed with strength and individuality. Her tough exterior blends with her soft, vulnerable core - a combination that shines through in her honest music. Through intoxicating indie-pop melodies and powerhouse vocals, Molly. is establishing herself as an accomplished emerging artist and a force to be reckoned with.

Molly. has been gigging since her teens, with performances at countless festivals around the UK and Ireland. Over the past year, Molly. has released a slew of sensational indie-pop singles, each with streaming numbers in the tens of thousands and with hundreds of plays on-air.

Her latest single "Paradise" was written during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown and touches on the subject of what is happening in the world at this current time. The musician sings about the fantasy of fast-forwarding time, being in a place of paradise and the distant, hazy memories of 2020. Molly. shares, "Paradise to me is a place that has no hassle or problems, where life seems so much more positive and easy. I'm sure many people will agree that life this year hasn't been what they expected, but who knows next year may be better."

Reminiscent of Rae Morris meets Fleetwood Mac, the track glistens with atmospheric soundscapes, upbeat, pop percussion and feel-good melodies. "Paradise" emanates an uplifting, positive feeling, sure to get you on your feet and put a smile on your face.

Molly. stands up for a generation with ambition and a desire to make a difference. Her mission to overcome hardships and negativity is delivered with revelatory freshness and pragmatism. Molly. is keen to emphasise the importance of remaining true to yourself and sticking to what you love.

"Paradise" is currently available worldwide.

Interview with Molly.

Question: How would you describe your music?

Molly: My music is Indie-pop music, bright but powerful.

Question: Can you tell us about Paradise?

Molly: I wrote paradise during lockdown. It's all about the unexpected journey that we all have been on. This year has had its ups and downs so I wrote the song about how maybe next year things will be better, maybe we'll be living in Paradise.

Question: How has lockdown been for you?

Molly: Lockdown has been quite busy for me, writing music and doing online streaming sessions. I've missed gigging and performing to an audience just like any musician, It's like having a part of you missing but it's been great to have more time to focus on writing.

Question: Do you prefer performing live or recording?

Molly: They are both very different parts of a musicians work, I personally love performing live. I have been performing live for years and the adrenalin you get from performing is like no other, I've missed it so much during lockdown.

Question: If you could have anyone, in the world, attend a show, who would it be?

Molly: There are several people I would love to attend one of my shows but I think being given advice from the one and only Elton John would be rather special.

Question: What moment in your musical career stands out the most?

Molly: I have many key moments of my career that stand out from performing at open mics to going to the Brit Awards. It's been one hell of a journey. I guess the moment that stands out the most though was being told music isn't a career and I would never "make it". Music is a strange and bewildering industry to be in but that part has made me push harder and has made me want to be a part of it even more. I can be very stubborn and without that moment I would never be where I am today and be proud of being a musician, making and performing my own music.

Question: What or who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?

Molly: My biggest inspiration in the music industry is KT Tunstall. I can remember the first time I heard her music and ever since then she has been such an inspiration. A very talented and inspiring lady.

Question: What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success?

Molly: People being negative about you passion/dream and ambitions.

Question: What's a typical day like?

Molly: It can be anything from recording and writing to going for a walk and finding inspiration. Some of the best days are usually when you are busy filming new music videos. I love having loads to do!

Question: What has been your favourite part of becoming a music artist?

Molly: Playing live, festivals are my most favourite time of the year so being able to perform at them is just the best thing ever.

Question: What's next, for you?

Molly: I have many things planned for the next few months. Releasing singles along with music videos, merchandise, remixes etc. My main thing for 2021 is to get back on the road and get a tour booked in. I would love to have the opportunity of a support tour or my own tour of the major cities.

Question: Can you share your socials? (links please)

Molly: Instagram  

Interview by Gwen van Montfort