Mollie Jane is an LA singer/songwriter who is just getting her start. At twenty years old she displays a lot of potential and has a lot of time to do it. She recently released 3 which has three songs displaying some of her talent.
Jane’s biggest weapon is her vocals. She has a soulful voice. Comparisons to artists like Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse are inevitable. Luckily, the music holds up as well. Piano is the lead instruments with bass and drums providing a strong rhythm section.
Up first is “Stain to Keep” which opens with a sentimental Billy Joel type piano riff but shifts accordingly when vocals enter into the pic. The mood is a bit melancholy when it's just piano and vocals which sounds great. Once the drums and the bass enter into the mix the vibe is a bit more empowering. It’s a really good introduction and I was a fan by the time I got to the end of the song.
Up next was “Carry You” which was the arguable highlight. The song has a dark funky vibe to it. The guitars provide some atmosphere here which felt on point. Her vocals are extremely soulful and you could picture her performing this at a hip jazz bar in the middle of Manhattan. Great song.
“Green and Time” is the closer. The feeling is both nostalgic and joyous. A solid combination that takes some skill to pull off.
Jane still has a lot to prove but this is an impressionive start that is indicative of better things to come. She goes three for three here and has a promising future. I hope to hear a full length soon.
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