Honest, reflective and hopeful, ‘Slack’ sees Molly Payton taking responsibility for her own faults in the breakdown of a relationship. In lead single ‘You Cut Me So Much Slack’ Molly sings of the frustration and desperation of wanting to admit your feelings to someone, but not knowing how to. A mini-album that’s more reflective than previous project ‘Porcupine’, it features instrumentals ranging from the thick electric guitar of ‘Honey’ to the haunting piano of ‘How Things Change’, Molly takes her listener by the hand, guiding them through the ups and downs of heartbreak, all while speaking openly and vulnerably of her flaws as she sings in a low drowsy vocal, “One second I need you then I’m running away again.” Similarly, the lamenting backing vocals of ‘Like A Child’ and the gentle introduction of ‘In Your Arms’ are as primed for listener introspection as they are showcasing Molly’s own. Toying between dense and sparse instrumentals, it’s with a bang she opts to end ‘Slack’, the cacophonous climax of ‘While You’re Driving’ a suitably compelling end to a promising early release.
As featured in the October 2021 issue of DIY, out now. Scroll down to get your copy.
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