Today’s Lockdown Live Session comes from promising Norfolk-backed singer-songwriter Molly Willis, who released her new EP ‘Bad Art’ on March 20th, 2020. Watch this intimate three-song session below, please support the artists by buying, streaming or liking their pages at this difficult time for musicians.
She says: “Thanks for asking me to do this and for stepping up your support for musicians like myself even further at this weird, trippy time!”
Drawing on a mish-mash of influences ranging from surf music to the neo-psychadelic alternative rock of Mazzy Star, via Mitski, The Flaming Lips and Sharon Van Etten, Bad Art confronts mental health and unrequited love with all the chaotic energy of someone who’s struggling to get out of bed. It’s what happens when all the chaos comes grinding to a sudden halt and you wonder what the hell you’re supposed to do now.
“I wrote Bad Art as I was emerging from the lowest point of my life. Someone suggested I should write about the experience, which I scoffed at. I hated the whole “tortured artist” trope, because I think most of it just ends up being… bad art. Then I wrote all four songs that are on the EP in one day, so I suppose they were right.”