Mol Sullivan, Brassie, Aidan Leclaire
Wed Feb 08 2023 at 08:30 pm to Thu Feb 09 2023 at 01:00 am
8401 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA | Silver Spring, MD
Mol Sullivan + Brassie + Aidan LeClaire
8:30PM - $13 - All Ages
A Little Hello is an apt title for Mol Sullivan’s new EP, since it serves primarily as an introduction. Though she has been one of the Cincinnati music scene’s best kept secrets since the early 2010s, this is her first proper studio release. The opener and title track is an appropriate how-do-you-do: a plucky piano-driven tune about taking a chance on love, with playful flutters of country guitar, some Feist-like bounce, and lithe, McCartney-esque melodicism. A major surprise, though, comes in the form of an introspective bridge that reminiscences on past romantic dysfunction: “Tornadoes, what I was used to/But I never felt the breeze.” The contrast between sections makes the song a perfect microcosm of Sullivan’s songwriting style, mixing levity and a lust for life with a hard-won knowledge of the weight of the world.
Being born in Northern Virginia at the crossroads between the North and South greatly influenced the multi-genre sounds that define my music. As a singer-songwriter-guitar player, I never wanted to be pigeonholed into one specific genre. I believe in always being a student of music and I am constantly experimenting with different styles and sounds. My influences range from Arctic Monkeys, to John Coltrane to Jackson C. Frank. I am inspired by artists who paint visual stories with their lyrics. Songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Isaac Brock, Paul Simon, and Alex Turner are some of my favorites. At the heart of my sound is soulfulness, catchy melodies, and a penchant for wordplay.
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