Molly Burch has delivered a new soulful single in anticipation of her upcoming LP, First Flower, out on October 5th via Captured Tracks. "To The Boys" comes skating into view on plush velvet carpeting stained with decades of nicotine and charm. As that first bassy guitar riff chugs along, the Austin-based artist takes us by the hand and we jump straight into the early '60s. Complete with affectionate ooo's and ahh's, George Benson-esque soloing, and serene acoustic guitar, the track is perfect for a sunny day as summer comes to a close.
It's always a joyride to hear artists reviving past musical aesthetics. But it's the ones who reinvent the genre, the ones who dig deep into the value of anachronistic compositions that are the most eye catching. "To The Boys" is a delightful nod to the era of flower power and scantily clad hitchhikers. But with Burch's vocal chops and the unassuming power of her words, the artist makes the song her own.