It never quite occurred to me how there’s a perceptible lack of women putting out Surf Rock inspired Pop until I checked out Molly Willis’ latest Alt-Rock single “Upswing”. April March started something which artists from this decade have been largely unwilling to finish, yet Molly Willis has revived the genre once more with her femininely powerful single.
Everything about the single feels melodious and mesmerizingly ethereal; the vibrant chopping Surf Rock guitar rhythms sit in perfect synergy with Molly Willis’ natural vocals which share a likeness with artists such as Sharen Van Etten and Angel Olsen. Yet there’s a uniquely magnetic effervescent draw to Molly Willis’ humbly expressive vocal style, which you’ll probably only appreciate fully if you hit play yourselves.
You can check out Molly Willis’ latest single Upswing for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast