Austin’s Molly Burch comes in as the quiet savior that sparks a hidden strength in us all on her track “To the Boys.” Quietly she chants against the sounds of a semi-hollowbody, gently cascading against electric plucks. At first listen, the track comes across as a surf-pop, doo-wop ballad, crushing these initial thoughts as Burch takes the track to a lush composition, rich in tone and ideals. Taken off Burch’s upcoming sophomore album, First Flower out October 5th via Captured Tracks, the album’s predecessors anticipate the album’s release.
The creamy hook possess the track’s magical component that is the life line of the track, executed to a weightless height by Burch’s deep, yet gentle croon. “I don’t need to scream to get my point across / I don’t need to yell to know that I’m the boss / that is my choice, and this is my voice / you can tell that to the boys,” Burch confidently assures. Purposely tuned to a sweeter melody, paired with blunt words, “To the Boys” is a gorgeous stance on owning one’s skin. As Burch implements throughout the track to all of her counterparts who think otherwise but yet still tune in to her sayings (I hope you’re listening, still), there’s a subtle victory in knowing that her message is well received and heard.
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