Molly Payton's 'January Summers' Channels A Personal Sense Of Nostalgia

Her mini-album 'Slack' is out this week...Molly Payton has shared her blissful new indie pop jammer 'January Summers'. The London based songwriter recently returned from a long stint in her native New Zealand, a spell that saw her re-connect with friends, and also different aspects of her life. This experience of moving through the past informs her latest song, which dwells on a personal sense of nostalgia. 'January Summers' is a fond look back at growing up in New Zealand, with the surf rock guitars pointing towards some of her adolescent favourites. Taken from incoming mini-album 'Slack' - out on October 1st, y'know - 'January Summers' illustrates the nagging emotional pull Molly can conjure in her work. She explains... "I wrote 'January Summers' near the end of last year when I was missing New Zealand and all of the people I’d been close with before I moved to the UK. I was initially just wanting to write this joyous ode to being 15/16 and doing everything for the first time. Going to your first party, the first time you hear your favourite song, the first time you tell someone you like them and so on." "Even musically I pulled influence from bands that my big brother used to play when he was driving me places at that age, like the really messy surf rock guitars and simple happy melodies. But it ended up also being about how complicated everything becomes the older you get - how I miss the joy and anticipation that came with the lack of direction I had when I was younger." Tune in now. Photo Credit: Lewis Vom - - -

Molly Payton's 'January Summers' Channels A Personal Sense Of Nostalgia
Her mini-album 'Slack' is out this week...

Molly Payton has shared her blissful new indie pop jammer 'January Summers'.

The London based songwriter recently returned from a long stint in her native New Zealand, a spell that saw her re-connect with friends, and also different aspects of her life.

This experience of moving through the past informs her latest song, which dwells on a personal sense of nostalgia.

'January Summers' is a fond look back at growing up in New Zealand, with the surf rock guitars pointing towards some of her adolescent favourites.

Taken from incoming mini-album 'Slack' - out on October 1st, y'know - 'January Summers' illustrates the nagging emotional pull Molly can conjure in her work.

She explains...

"I wrote 'January Summers' near the end of last year when I was missing New Zealand and all of the people I’d been close with before I moved to the UK. I was initially just wanting to write this joyous ode to being 15/16 and doing everything for the first time. Going to your first party, the first time you hear your favourite song, the first time you tell someone you like them and so on."

"Even musically I pulled influence from bands that my big brother used to play when he was driving me places at that age, like the really messy surf rock guitars and simple happy melodies. But it ended up also being about how complicated everything becomes the older you get - how I miss the joy and anticipation that came with the lack of direction I had when I was younger."

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Lewis Vom

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The Allergies - Promised Land
A fun lockdown antidote from the production duo...

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