INTERVIEW: MOLLY MOORE

 

Molly Moore’s as a young kid knew her path would be to become both an artist and a songwriter. She simultaneously immersed herself in acting—landing commercials and even a role in The Notorious Bettie Page. While focused in her music career she receiving a bevy of high-profile placements. After that, for 2 years she solely focused on writing music for other artists, but by watching her boyfriend, artist and producer Brandyn Burnette, play shows and record she was inspired to go back to make music for herself, which resulted in her 2015 EP, Shadow of the Sun.

 

What was your first active contact with music?

When I was 18, I enrolled at Marymount Manhattan college for musical theater & drama… within the first week (the first day, actually) I decided to defer because I had my first meeting with an A&R at Universal Motown.

 

At a young age you became curious about the songwriter profession and you have already written music to other musicians, how was this experience for you, to fulfill your inner child wish?

It’s been really rewarding to explore another side of my musicality & to see what else I’m capable of. I think I’m still working on fulfilling that wish but I feel so grateful to have been given so many opportunities to make music.

 

 

Was it weird for you to have your songs being sang by other people? I mean, considering your writing is something personal with your own personal essence being displayed?

I think that it’s a beautiful thing. Many ideas I have written over the years weren’t suited for my voice so it’s really magical when you can collaborate with somebody that has a strength where your weakness is. At the same time… it’s always hard to give up something very close to my heart.

 

Why did you decided to go back to be a full time musician?

I think that my perspective was a little bit skewed. When your goal is only to write for other people, you can lose the meaning of the music for you. Writing for myself again reminded me of the outlet that drove me to write songs in the first place. I’ve now found a message that I feel is personal to me.

 

You think having been raised in such a musical home is one of the reasons you decided to become a musician?

Definitely. Music was all around me growing up & I think that has had a huge impact on me.

 

You also acted, as a child, how was this experience?

So much fun! I really love acting. Getting to be on sets at 10 was really a unique experience. It left me really hungry for more & I still hope to fulfill that dream 🙂

 

Is it something you would still like to do or currently still work on?

100%. I do still work on acting but I will admit most of my time has gone to music since I’ve lived in LA.

 

Your songs have been featured in a lot of reality shows, TV shows and movies, what was the first one and how did you feel about it?

An old song called “Boys Like You” was featured on Keeping Up With The Kardashians! It was a really awesome experience to see the result of putting music out there & making something happen with it.

 

How was it working on your EP, Shadow of the Sun, which came out last year?

It was definitely a trying period of life. We were in transition so the entire process was over the course of about a year. A lot of the songs came together quickly & a couple went through many stages. We actually finished Blood. Sweat. Tears. hours before we uploaded the EP for distribution.

 

What does this album means to you? What and how does it reflects your essence as an artist and as the human being you are?

Shadow of the Sun is a call to the silent struggle of suppressed emotions & unfulfilled dreams. It is the process of a person realizing that what they are doing every day isn’t fulfilling them. It’s about stepping out of your own way. It’s the realization that you have something to give that may be bigger than you ever imagined. Writing Shadow of the Sun helped me as a human being & artist have the courage to do what makes me happy & to use my voice.

 

Are you currently working on something new?

Yes! I am working on my 2nd EP & also a side project 😉

 

How your relationship with Brandyn Burnette (artist and producer) is influencing you and your music?

So much! We write a ton together & Brandyn produces a lot of the music. He is my biggest muse, always pushing the limit & pushing me further. He’s definitely helped me improve my vocals & performing, not to mention inspires me to write from an honest, soulful place.

 

Can we expect a collaboration between the two of you soon?

Yes! Not only are our EP’s a display of our collaboration but there will be a project with the both of us very soon as well.

 

What you aim to inspire with your music?

I want to inspire people to be more honest, inspired, positive. I don’t want people to feel afraid of themselves or why they are the way they are. I think that’s a lot of what holds humanity back. So I hope by facing my demons in a candid way, other people might be encouraged to do the same.

 

What you aim to achieve with it?

The most important thing to me is that I connect with the people that connect with my music. Life is simply about those connections, one on one. Outside of that, one day it would be incredible to financially be able to start an organization with forward thinking motions for a positive future, philanthropy & human activism.

 

Would you like to send a message to our readers?

Happy looks good on you 🙂 You can check out my EP Shadow of the Sun on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5M4G2ZaKz0HJjQQi7npduj

 

 

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Victoria Oliveira

Living in Brazil, Victoria has worked for influential brands, blogs and magazines like Dormify, Potterish, Blogócios, Rock Revolt Magazine, Inspiring Women Magazine, Conscious Magazine, myEstilo, Elegant Magazine, The Culture-ist, The Joy of Unemployment, CMuse, Thought Catalog, Diary Traveler, Elite Daily, You On Top Magazine, Affimity, and now, Youthgasm.

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