I was introduced to Molly Jenson’s music by a friend just before Christmas, and have found it to be a delight to listen to. I can feel a real passion behind the music; it’s not your run-of-the-mill acoustic/pop type music. Molly is much more diverse and really adds some uniqueness to a crowded genre. I am not sure one genre really fits here anyway. I hear the acoustic/pop, but there is definitely a hard rock vibe and even a smooth folkish feel at times on her debut album Maybe Tomorrow. For evidence of the rock side of her, check out the song The Edgy 8 Ball Song, which happens to be one of my favorites
Molly has achieved quite a bit in a short time in her career. This is straight from the bio on her myspace site:
Jenson has been in the music scene for only a few years, but she already has much to brag about. Molly was a nominee at the 2006 San Diego Music Awards for “Best Pop”, and she took home an award for “Best Acoustic Act” at the 2007 San Diego Music Awards, which was voted by the public. Relevant Magazine compared her to Mazzy Star and Leona Naess, and in April of 2007, Teen Vogue Magazine named her “One of the three best new artists on MySpace”. Additionally, she has been featured .. Magazine’s ‘Culture Club Podcast’, and KGRL named her “Artist of the Month” for March of 2008. Molly has also graced the cover of Risen Magazine’s March ’09 edition.
You may have heard some of Molly’s music on television, as her song “Wait For You Here” was used in the premier of NBC’s “Knight Rider”, and her single “Give It Time” was featured on the hit CW show, “Privileged”. She also made her debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January of 2008. Most recently, Molly was nominated for a 2009 Orange County Music Award for “Best Pop”. She still has several dreams she’s yet to conquer, one of which is being a guest musician on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Bonnie Hunt Show. Ellen and/or Bonnie, if you’re reading, you might want to hurry, because Molly’s dance card is filling up fast.
In 2008, Molly signed a record deal with Bully!Pulpit/Nettwerk Music Group. In addition to upcoming tours supporting the “Maybe Tomorrow” release, Molly is already working on her Sophmore album with Greg Laswell. Fans of “Maybe Tomorrow” can rest assured that her upcoming work will be just as sublime. Molly pours passion, dedication, and creativity into all that she does. She remains closely connected with her supporters, and is continuously sharing the stage and collaborating with great musicians. Keep your ears and eyes open for more of her in the future.
Molly’s songs are are a great listen and the vocals are just spot on. I would heavily suggest taking a listen for yourself and see what you think.