I have been finding out about Molly Marrs...
and her latest track, All of Me. She explains the inspiration for the song and what comes next; the artists who inspire her and whether there are tour dates coming up – Marrs reveals an artist she would like to tour with if she had the chance.
I ask when music came into her life and whether she gets time away from her busy schedule; what advice she would give to those coming through and how she feels being on the stage – she ends the interview by suggesting a cut from a Pop favourite.
Hi, Molly. How are you? How has your week been?
Hello. My week has been great! This rainy weather has allowed me to stay in a few days to work at home - so I’ve been keeping myself busy making sure everything has been ready for this release.
For those new to your music; can you introduce yourself, please?
Hey guys! I’m Molly Marrs; a singer-songwriter here in Los Angeles. I’m a Texas native and I’m out here to share my story to as many people as I can through my music.
(You can watch my mini documentary here).
Your new single, All of Me, is out. Is there a tale behind the song?
I wrote this song at a point in my life where I had let other people’s opinions matter more to me than my own. It ultimately led me down a lonely road of constant struggle and unhappiness. I found myself in a toxic environment that was getting me nowhere. It was both damaging to my personal life as well as my business relations.
At this point, I had found myself in a vicious cycle of betrayal and un-loyalty and it really tested my character. I finally came to the realization that I deserved better and needed to move on and cut ties. I completely started with a new slate and rebuilt my team organically from the ground up.
Here I am two years later and happier than I’ve ever been. I feel like I'm finally able to be confident in my work and I'm doing it independently. To me, that’s the most valuable accomplishment.
Do you foresee more material this year? Might there be an E.P.?
Yes! I’m currently working on some more stuff that I’m super-excited to be releasing soon.
You have worked with a lot of different artists and producers. Do you think this has made your own work stronger?
Yes. I feel like I've learned something from everyone along the way.
Having gained support from Boyz II Men and Fergie, how does that make you feel?!
Shawn Stockman was great. It was honestly a blessing and privilege to have worked with such an iconic talent in my first project out here in Los Angeles. Making friends and finding genuine people in the music industry is very rare and unheard of...but Fergie has been that one exception.
To see his success journey, and how humble he truly is, it amazes me! I value all of his advice/teachings but one thing I admire the most is his honesty. He’s been supportive, looked out for me and I had never met someone like that until now. So, I definitely feel honoured and grateful to have him apart of the team.
When did music come into your life? Did you have favorite artists as a child?
Music has been a part of my life for as long as I could hold a microphone. I remember for Christmas one year when I was seven, my dad had bought me a small PA system. I would wheel the speaker outside plug it in on the front porch and then run inside the house to sing for all my neighbours and the cars driving by. I listened to a lot of artists but I think my all-time favorite would be Christina Aguilera.
Have you got a favourite memory from your time in music so far – the one that sticks in the mind?
My favourite memory would be when I performed at Hakkasan in Las Vegas in November.
Which three albums mean the most to you would you say (and why)?
I honestly don’t have one! I love all kinds of music across all genres: it’s hard to pinpoint just one.
If you could support any musician alive today, and choose your own rider, what would that entail?
I would love to support Selena Quintanilla! Growing up, my mom would always play her and tell her all her wonderful stories. When Jennifer Lopez released the movie Selena, I watched it non-stop.
What advice would you give to new artists coming through?
My advice to any new artist is, regardless of what anyone says, no one knows you better than yourself. If you don’t feel 100% confident or passionate about a project, a deal, or even lyrics to a song, don’t release it. If you’re unsure about a contract and have questions, seek advice and never assume anything.
This industry does extremely well at telling others what they need to be, rather than taking what's already there and enhancing it. Everyone is going to have an opinion regardless - so might as well make yours the most important.
Do you think there are going to any tour dates coming up?
Hopefully, soon! Just trying to take one day at a time and enjoy the journey.
Is the stage somewhere you love to be? Can you describe the feeling when you are up there?
It’s electrifying and my heart is full of pure happiness. Nothing else matters but that moment right there...regardless of the genre, I’m about to about to deliver a passionate message and I love being able to connect with others that way. Music truly is the universal language and that’s what makes it special.
Anyone and everyone can relate to or connect with a simple song. It’s always a privilege to be able to perform and I look forward to it every time.
IN THIS PHOTO: LOLO (Lolo Zuoi)
Do you get much time to chill away from music? How do you unwind?
Time away from music? No, very unlikely. If I'm not in the studio myself, I still have to listen to something. To be honest, it’s hard for me at a time to sit in complete silence. Especially if I'm home alone making dinner, or working on my laptop; I will always have a candle lit and background music going on.
Finally, and for being a good sport; you can choose a song and I’ll play it here (not any of your music - I will do that).
I’m a huge Ariana Grande fan! She’s just dropped her new album thank u, next so it’s got to be a track from there
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