RIYL: Tennis, Angel Olsen, Julia Jacklin

Label: Captured Tracks

The sultry voice of Molly Burch is back to swoon and entice you to fall in love all over again. Her new album, Romantic Images is filled with a more refined, mature sound as well as better production( compared to her 2016 album) and a more upbeat feel than her stellar Christmas album. Her themes in the past have been heartbreaking, such as anxiety, lost love and anguish, but this album shows a new, fresher side with more hopeful and cheerful lyrics and sounds, definitely influenced by her touring buddies, Tennis. Check for hints of 1980’s pop songs from Madonna, Blondie and the like. Maybe even a bit like Holiday Sidewinder? Here is a little write up:

Burch deliberately designed the record to mirror the emotional journey that went into creating it, sequencing the music to work its way from jittery indecision to poised certainty over the course of ten mesmerizing tracks. Exhilarating opener “Control” takes a leap of faith as it learns to make peace with letting go, while the airy “Games” reckons with comparison and competition, and the infectious “Heart Of Gold” grapples with wanting what you can’t have. By the time the silky “New Beginning” rolls around, a change is in the air, and Burch begins settling into a newfound sureness that dominates the collection’s second half. The hypnotic “Honeymoon Phase” soaks in the euphoria of infatuation; the addictive “Emotion” (a collaboration between Burch and her Captured Tracks label-mate Wild Nothing) celebrates a spectrum of emotions and uses them as fuel for creativity; and the dreamy “Easy” looks inward with patience and understanding.

You can get this in many different variants, the most enticing being the yellow, limited to 500, but the rest are listed below.

Webstore Version

Limited Edition Bone & Magenta Swirl (Signed Here)

Captured Tracks Exclusive

Limited Edition Translucent Yellow Limited to 500, (Signed Here)

UK Dinked Edition

Limited to 500 Hot Pink copies, w/poster, tarot cards, inserts

VMP Exclusive

Limited to 300, numbered Orange vinyl

There is also a indie edition coke bottle clear available worldwide.

The Details

Captured Tracks exclusive edition pressed on transparent lemonade vinyl, and comes with 11"x17" poster insert and full color photo eurosleeve. Limited to 500 copies! Available signed at the Molly Burch webstore.

Bone & Magenta:
Limited Texas Edition on Bone & Magenta Vinyl, available through the Molly Burch webstore, also available signed.

UK Dinked Hot Pink:
Dinked Edition 119, Released: 23rd July 2021 on Hot Pink colour vinyl with two exclusive dinked tarot cards, 10x10 exclusive print, pull out print, printed inserts, and exclusive dinked sticker.

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