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Molly Burch has released her new album called "Romantic Images," which is the follow-up to 2018’s First Flower was produced by Tennis, via Captured Tracks. “I’ve written quite a bit about anxiety and heartbreak in the past, but this record is more inspired by confidence and self-love,” Burch reflects, “This is the most me I’ve ever sounded on an album.” The confidence she speaks of is palpable throughout, a noticeable development in Burch’s writing being her desire to show rather than narrate. That’s to say; there’s a real visceral quality to the record, making it nigh on impossible to listen passively; rather, it demands to be felt, to be experienced. It’ll come as no surprise then that Burch was writing with performance in mind. Her press release name-checks Blondie, Madonna, and even Mariah Carey as influences for this revised direction while stating that the album “marks a distinct evolution for Burch.” Add A Taste of Honey’s pop-dance-funk to those influences, and it’s clear this approach was driven by the artist, not any label-related dictate to move more product. "Romantic Images" is nothing short of a delight, with Burch displaying all the merits of a metamorphosed pop diva.

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