Today, Molly Hammar, the Swedish pop sensation hailing from Stockholm, releases provocative music video for ‘Blossom’, the first track from her forthcoming EP entitled ‘SEX’ which is due for release later this month.
Speaking about the track Molly said “Many women are singing about sex, but almost every time it’s to please the male gaze. And very few are willing to go all the way. I wanted to sing about sex in a completely uninhibited way and encourage people to have more sex and not fret to talk about it.” The result is a filterless modern R&B song that is refreshingly bashful and deeply personal at the same time.
As the daughter of two jazz musicians who’d met in a big band, Molly grew up surrounded by music. At the age of six, the family moved from a small town in the north of Sweden to Stockholm. “It was a very arty, playful and groovy home”, Molly explains. “We were jamming and singing together every day of my upbringing and we had lots, and lots of fun. There were many high peaks, but also dips since they both toured a lot.”
At the age of twelve Molly wrote her first songs on piano, a sort of therapy to better deal with her parents ongoing divorce. At the time she studied at Adolf Fredriks musikklasser one of Sweden’s most credible music high schools, and three years later she was accepted on to Rytmus’s singer songwriter course. At this time Molly was fifteen and had her definitive breakthrough in the Swedish talent show Idol.
7 years later at the age of 22, with 2 gold singles under her belt, the artist is ready to move away from a pure pop focus, to fulfil her dream of making a soulful R&B Album. The idea had been with her for a long time and she decided to take the full leap with this next EP. To realize her vision, she teamed up with Lucas Nord and Nils “Melo” Tull, two Swedish artists that Molly had been a long-time fan of. Molly and Lucas had already written together when they met in a session a few years back. “The things he sang about when we met in that session was almost too outrageous. Even for me!”, she says laughing.
Speaking about the collaboration Lucas Nord said” When the EP concept was presented to me by Molly, I immediately knew this was gonna be something great and that I had to be a part of it. She is one of the best singers I’ve ever heard and to work with her and one of my closest friends Melo has been a dream. I feel like we really managed to take the songs to that place we intended to and I’m incredibly proud of them. This will shine a new light on Molly as an artist and showcase a completely new side to her which I’m very excited for people to see.”
The first single Blossom is released through Cosmos Music on June 1st and the EP SEX is out June 15th.