Up-and-coming London-based singer songwriter Molly Burman talks to Headliner about her brand new single Potential, her upcoming EP Worlds Within Worlds, and her involvement in Loud LDN - a collective that’s working towards more inclusivity within the music industry…
When did you first realise you wanted to pursue music full time, and start actually writing your own songs?
I feel like I've always wanted to do this. I think music is genuinely the only thing I’ve ever been interested in and drawn to; there's never really been another option for me. My parents are pretty musical, so I’ve always been around it. I did piano lessons up until grade two, and then kind of taught myself guitar. From a young age I was going to musical theatre Saturday classes, but with songwriting I just picked it up from the people around me. That was always something that really interested me, so I just went for it!
Who were you listening to growing up, and who do you consider to be your main musical influences?
The first time I was listening to music by myself was on a tiny little MP3 player; lots of my parent’s music like Best Of The Beatles. Adele’s 19 was also on there, and that’s still one of my favourite albums. When I was very young I’d listen to Daphne and Celeste (what a throwback!), so they’re the sort of people that influenced me a lot. My parents would listen to a lot of Fleetwood Mac, Bowie etc. so I ended up absorbing a wide range of different genres.