Molly Burch

First Flower

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Oftentimes, sequels don't mess with the formula that made the original a hit. Molly Burch knows what works for herwith a breezy country outfit, the Austin transplant lends her commanding, jazz-trained croon to tunnel-vision love songs. First Flower builds on where last year's blue winter debut Please Be Mine left off, but with the edges polished and dusted for a brighter sheen. Burch still occupies her old stomping ground of romantic pining, but she works in a few clever twists.

"Wild" re-examines the old "free woman" trope from the eyes of both the admiring man and the hesitant protagonist, while "To the Boys" boldly defends Burch's softer approach with sassy retorts: "I don't need to scream to get my point across/I don't need to yell to know that I'm the boss." Fair play, Burch. Besides, when that kind of attitude can work a crowd better than most punk bands, she doesn't need any tweaks in the formula. (www.mollyburch.bandcamp.com)

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October 12th 2018
8:24am

I agree sequels are usually not a great thing to do because it devalues the original hit and makes it look like you are trying too hard. Make a hit and find out how well it performs versus your other ones and find out why they do so well in order to make another original that has the qualities but sounds a lot different.