Austin-based singer and songwriter Molly Burch announces the release of her fourth studio album Romantic Images, out July 23rd via Captured Tracks.
The announcement is accompanied by the release of the exhilarating album opener ‘Control‘ that hears Burch make peace with letting go paired with its mesmerising, fashion-forward video directed by Jackie Lee Young and Burch. The track sets the stage for the album’s guiding light: Burch’s radical choice to shed the anxiety and insecurity of her twenties and embark upon a confident embrace of her truest self. The result is an intoxicating collection that prioritises ecstasy and escape, and forges a joyful soundtrack to liberation. The album also features recently released hit ‘Emotion‘ ft. Wild Nothing that earned widespread critical praise including as one of Cosmopolitan’s Best Songs of 2021 so far.
Romantic Images marks a distinct evolution for Burch, both emotionally and sonically. Recorded in Denver with Tennis’ Alaina Moore and Pat Riley producing, the collection celebrates the timeless delights of a well-crafted pop song, flirting with Blondie, Madonna, and even Mariah Carey. Burch deliberately worked with more women collaborators than ever before on the album, and the results are transcendent, reveling in the passion and the power of the divine feminine. Written with the live show in mind, it’s easy to hear Burch’s commitment to collective catharsis in her lifted, airy delivery, which manages to exude both thoughtful introspection and carefree abandon all at once. The album was recorded over two weeks at Moore and Riley’s home studio with Burch and her bandmates–guitarist Dailey Toliver and drummer Thom Washburn. Gloria Kaba (Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest), Mikaelin “Blue” Bluespruce (Mariah Carey, Carly Rae Jepson, Solange Knowles), and Heba Kadry (Bjork, Beach House) mixed and mastered the album.