Please Be Mine
Reviewed by: Lauren Rosier
The heartwarming vibe of indie pop shines again on the debut release from indie songstress, Molly Burch, titled Please Be Mine (Captured Tracks). The Brooklyn-based label has this way of finding great talent and Molly Burch is no exception.
Please Be Mine is filled from top of bottom of, yes, you guessed it, songs about love. From unrequited love (“Downhearted”, “Try”), loneliness (“Loneliest Heart”), and relationships. It’s definitely recommended if you like Angel Olsen or Natalie Prass.
On the opener, “Downhearted,” Burch sings of unrequited love and heartache “…they say the heart grows fonder/with every step you take/but as you move away from me/I feel my body break…” while on “Try” she sings “…Wouldn’t it be/ so nice/if we felt the same/I wish you would try/I wish you would try/I wish you would try/the day I/knew I wanted you/was the day we met…”
Clearly inspired by golden era Hollywood, Burch’s music is classic with a modern-day indie pop twist. Its beachy, chill vibe is perfect for those romantic evenings, while also being great for relaxing and winding down. You may have to listen to it a few times to truly appreciate its full artistry, but some of my favorite and the best albums of all-time were the same way.
There’s something so special about an artist that’s inspired by golden era music and is able to recreate it with a modern twist that’s all their own. And that’s what Molly Burch does on Please Be Mine.