“Five Minutes With” 18-year-old singer-songwriter, Molly Annelle

Canada’s rich musical history continues with 18-year-old singer-songwriter Molly Annelle.

Thanks to a distinctive flair for bending language to fit the melody, Molly Annelle is ready to take the world by storm — combining the essence of R&B jams, Bossa Nova bops and Yé Yé girl pop – resulting in a tone all her own.

“I like to describe my sound as dreamy R&B music, with a little bit of an edge to it,” she explains, adding that all genres of music have played a pivotal role in her growth as a musician. Her eclectic taste is evident in the subtle samba sounds that fuse effortlessly with 1960’s European pop nuances – all of which pepper her 2021 album, Elevator Music.

Molly’s journey is one that began at the tender age of five when the Vancouver-based songstress penned her very first song — the uncannily entitled Obscure Bird. Four years later, at just nine years old, she was named Young Composer of the Year, writing four-part harmonies for the Vancouver Chamber Choir. Encouraged by family and teachers alike, the young musician found her voice in the kind of honest lyricism and devoted storytelling which has continued to set her apart.

It was also the kind of drive and ambition that happened to catch the attention of 604 Records’ Jonathan Simkin, resulting in Molly’s label debut, Winter Waves, a Christmas anthem that garnered close to 345,000 streams on Spotify alone.

On November 12, Molly released her new single, Dior, as the first of three brand-new tracks, to show her growth as a writer and artist.

Molly Annelle

Name:

Molly Annelle

Genre:

Indie Pop / R&B

# of Albums:

1 album, 1 EP

Latest Album:

ELEVATOR MUSIC (2021)

Latest Single:

“Dior”

Favourite musician growing up:

Amy Winehouse

Favourite musician now:

Sabrina Claudio

Guilty pleasure song:

Leave The Door Open

Live show ritual:

Meditate, drink lots of water, and hype myself up in the mirror!

Favourite local musician:

My friends Ludic, and Bookclub

EP or LP?

EP’s are so fun and personal

Early bird or night owl?

Early bird!

Road or studio?

Love me some studio time

Any shows or albums coming up?

EP coming soon!!

Where can we follow you?

Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Website

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Rapid Fire Vancouver Qs

Favourite local restaurant:

I love love love Shota Sushi and Virtuous Pie

Favourite street in your city:

I love Main Street, it’s full of cool thrift stores and sweet restaurants.

Favourite park in your city:

I love Prince Of Wales Park because it’s closest to my house and I have lots of good memories there.

Favourite music venue in your city:

Redgate for sure! But it’s my dream to play the Vogue.

Favourite music store in your city:

Gotta go with Long and Mcquade- a classic!