‘Cold is the Night’ is the new single from Molly and the Moon. The group are led by the distinctive vocals of Molly Anne (an artist we have featured many times on Belles and Gals – here) and blend elements of folk, country, roots and bluegrass to achieve their signature sound.
Molly Anne has a fantastic way of bringing nature and the elements into her original sound, with that blend of genres all coming together to create that earthy sound. ‘Cold is the Night’ achieves this in spades, intertwining the emotion of the song with references to the sun, the wind and the sea.
The song is all about heartbreak, hoping for a loved one to come back, and mourning the fact that they haven’t. ‘Ive known heartbreak before, and what I wouldn’t give to see you walk through the door‘. Listening to the lyrics, the song has a timeless feel – you can imagine the protaganist of the story telling this sad tale at any time in the past. Despite the heartbreak theme of the song, the repetition of the chorus at the end of the song has an uplifting feel, ending on a note of optimism – ‘I hope the wind blows you back to me‘
About Molly and the Moon
Molly & The Moon are an alternative and uplifting musical group from local Gloucestershire, bringing a quaint British Folk charm to the Americana genre.
With a soulful, Folk inspired-sound fused with acoustic elements of Bluegrass and Americana, Molly-Anne accompanies herself on guitar and harmonica, backed by Beth Hill on banjo/double bass, Andy Guy on guitar/double bass and Andy Chinner/Jason Titley on percussion.
Molly’s distinctive, earthy vocal sound is beautifully complimented by the uplifting three-part harmonies of Beth and Andy, a real stand-out feature of their music. With over a decade of performance and writing experience under her belt, Molly & The Moon draw inspiration from artists such as Bob Dylan, The Civil Wars, Dolly Parton, The Eagles, Passenger, Laura Marling, Joy Williams, Joni Mitchell and Mumford & Sons.
Writing poetic, upbeat songs and enjoying a joyfully sweet but unabashed live presence, the band shine a new perspective on folk music, bringing the genre new ideas about consciousness, spirituality, humanity, beauty, nature and peace. A passionate vegan and environmentalist, Molly hopes to spread love, unity and connection through her songwriting and enjoys a joyful live presence.
Molly has previously enjoyed sell-out headline shows in her local county of Gloucestershire and has recently supported Folk heroes Noble Jacks, Cara Dillon, Ninebarrow, Jessica Boswell and Mishra on their UK tours. A recent highlight saw the band performing on the prestigious ‘Under The Apple Tree’ sessions, hosted by BBC Radio 2’s ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris.
Molly & The Moon are looking forward to an exciting 2020, bringing new ideas, phases and genre-combinations to their music.