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MOLLY NILSSON: Single

MOLLY SINGLE

MOLLY NILSSON: Single
(Dark Skies Association/Night School)
Limited to 800 on Black Vinyl, 7″ with insert and DL Code.
Released May 12

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Peek-a-boo! An artist in her songwriting prime, hyperactive with the possibilities of the world despite the global zeitgeist forever shifting, Molly Nilsson sent us 2 new songs around the same time as the tracks for her new album Imaginations that were incredible pop tunes on their own right, yet just too long to fit on Imaginations. Like much else in Molly’s career, we decided to break the mould, not follow album-release protocol, and surprise you all with this double AA a mere fortnight before Imaginations hits the shelves.

About Somebody seems to be about somebody, or maybe even somebody’s body, about desire too, perhaps. How else to interpret the line “Babe I want to party with you every night, and have a hard-on for the rest of my life?” But this is a Molly Nilsson song, and this is Empowering Content. Over a rousing, even anthemic, verse/chorus one-two, a soaring synth-string hook that rides the handclaps beautifully, we‘re soon left wondering whether our beloved narrator is really focusing on the “other” at all. Love lets you down: treat it mean, keep it keen, and remember if you can’t love yourself how the hell are you gonna love any body else?

On the flip, Quit (In Time), is a classic minor-key Nilsson elegy to obsession and addiction, sounding almost close to an early 80s Springsteen love-story. Here we imagine Nilsson at the piano, her heart a resounding bell for all longing. If About Somebody is the tumultuous onset of an affair, here we’re hopelessly drawn to the flame, unable to leave alone that which causes the sweetest pain. It’s a universal theme, the longing for something we shouldn’t have, and Nilsson seems to elucidate the feeling with a precise, razor-sharp lyrical nous that fans will instantly recognise.

Single” is about the self and the other; about navigating the love of others that tries to trip us up. But it’s also about you. “Single” is because you’re worth it.

Art by Molly Nilsson.

MOLLY NILSSON: Zenith

We first met Molly Nilsson many moons ago when she was a travelling singer gigging in London, selling her then-new album Follow The Light. Since then it’s been difficult to express exactly how much her songs have come to mean to us. We’ve been honoured to work with her and her own label Dark Skies Association in releasing many other releases but we feel her new album ZENITH presents a sea change and contains her best songs to date. The new video for 1995 is here, it’s our song of the year.
You can also PREORDER Zenith on ltd white vinyl/CD here:

http://nightschoolrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/molly-nilsson.

Release date is November 6th as we have experienced a production delay. You can pick up digital copies of Zenith on iTunes but we believe the CD and vinyl are going to be truly special. In the meantime, 1995 is the pop song of the year:

Molly Nilsson – These Things Take Time Vinyl Reissue

We are thrilled to present, in partnership with Dark Skies Association, a special edition of Molly Nilsson’s debut album These Things Take Time. Originally released in 2008, this is the first vinyl edition and comes in a double Gatefold LP edition with extra tracks, download card and a lush A2 screen-printed chrome on black poster. Limited to 600 only. PREORDER HERE.

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Molly has also prepared a video for one of the unreleased bonus tracks, “Lend Me Your Love”