Molly Hanmer Shares Catchy New Single “Sick of Me”
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“Sick of Me” is Molly Hanmer‘s first single in three years and the first offering off the band’s sophomore album Get Loose, due out on September 2021. The song comes after the release of Molly’s debut album Stuck in a Daydream, released in 2018 with warm recognition from the National press and radio.
Get Loose parts ways from the Americana-themed compositions of its predecessor and dives deeper into Molly’s passion for rock, blues, and psychedelic melodies. Lyric-wise, this new record feels more personal and brings awareness to political and social subjects that had an impact in the band when writing and composing the songs. As the title implies, this album is less restrained or unrestrained, hence “Get loose”.
The 10 songs included in Molly Hanmer’s upcoming album are longing for freedom to shake off the confines of the pandemic as well as our own critic or fears/inhibitions, urging us to break free, physically and emotionally.
“Sick of Me” was chosen as the song to kick off this new album. Musically fun, dynamic and radio-friendly, it could be the soundtrack of any Route 66 road trip; lyric-wise, the song is an acknowledgment of the fact that ultimately we need other people, with the pandemic keeping us isolated from one another. The importance of connecting with another, and aims to be a reminder that “me, myself, and I” can’t be our sole focus.
“Sick of Me” was written in the height of lockdown, at a time when it was impossible not to be real. And what was real for us was this loneliness, this longing to connect with others, which felt both vulnerable and even a bit perverse. There was anger, too, which you can hear as the song kicks off with this relentless immediacy. And “Sick of Me” was also cathartic, a way we could express our feelings, without breaking the furniture. And if you hear a nod to Iggy and the Stooges or the Buzzcocks, well, you wouldn’t be wrong. In sum, “Sick of Me” is an expression of the angst and longing we felt during a profound and painful time in our shared history.
Stream and get “Sick of Me” on Bandcamp
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