Molly Sarlé’s debut album, Karaoke Angel, is due out this autumn. In the meantime, she’s shared a single + video, This Close, from the album.
Filmed on a California beach, it tells the tale of falling in love with a karaoke singer. You can watch it HERE
Molly explained her thinking behind the single:
“I wrote ‘This Close’ about falling in love with someone while I was living in Big Sur – specifically about the ways we look to be loved by one another, the ways we try to satisfy our longing, the ways we tell each other we understand each other, and the ways our desire to be loved can play out in addictive behaviour. Living up in those mountains, I felt like spirits were living in the landscape. That’s what I think about when I listen to this song. With the video I wanted to explore what those spirits might look like if they took human form – how they would express themselves, and how they might embody and reflect some of the wisdom that exists in the landscapes that surround us.”
Molly’s debut single ‘Human‘ garnered praise from NPR, The Sunday Times, Gorilla vs. Bear, The Line of Best Fit and The 405. It took her 3 years to write and record Karaoke Angel, living in a cliffside trailer then a monastery, then a church-cum-recording studio.
Alongside ‘This Close’, today sees the news of Sarlé’s first UK shows playing Karaoke Angel, which include a stop-off at this year’s End of the Road festival and what’s bound to be a beautiful London show at St. Pancras Old Church. Sarlé’s full UK/EU run is as follows:
Hyde Park Book Club is part of her first UK tour, prior to appearing at Lefflingeleuren Festival in Belgium.
For a full touring itinerary and to read more about Molly Sarlé, visit here.
Photograph provided by Sonic PR.