Interview – Molly Baker

Molly Baker recently released a track called Runaway, which we reviewed. She has a great folky sound that demands to be heard – you can also find the song at the end of this interview!

By Jane Howkins

You recently released a song titled Runaway. What can you tell us about the song and where can it be purchased? What does the title refer to?

Runaway is probably my favourite original song, it can be listened to on all streaming platforms. It’s about those difficult times in life where it feels like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Sometimes, all you want to do is Runaway from your problems!

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

I’m extremely fortunate to have the technology and space to record in my own home studio, so if anything, the pandemic gave me more time to record! During the quarantine time, my parents and I built a recording booth in our basement, since we couldn’t go to any nearby studios.

What is the writing and recording process like for you?

Writing and recording is different for every song. I just recently started writing lyrics with top liners, AKA, the people who create lyrics and melodies for a song. So far I’ve worked with Jenni Rudolph and Megan Dervin- Ackerman on lyrics. Both experiences have been amazing! Normally. I’ll record at home through a Zoom call and we use Audio Movers.

Do you plan to release any more singles in the near future?

Yes! In the past 2 months I’ve recorded 2 brand new originals. I am currently recording the third new song now. I am currently working with Pete Adams (Runaways producer) and a brand new producer named Linton Smith. They both have been amazing to work with. I have also worked with another producer out of Nashville named Josh Del. He is so amazing as well!

Do you have plans to release an album or EP anytime soon?

An album in the future is a DEFINITE possibility (hint, hint). You’ll have to stay tuned for more information.

What/who influences you most as an artist? What have you been listening to recently?

Artists that can write, sing and record their own songs influence and inspire me as an artist, since doing so has always been a dream of mine. Recently, I’ve been listening to more pop rock/alternative artists like Paramore, Arctic Monkeys, & Olivia Rodrigo. Artists I commonly listen to have a strong influence on my music, since I try to create songs I’d enjoy listening to if I happened to find them online.

Whereabouts are you based and what is the music scene like in your part of the world?

I’m based out of East Coast, USA where there are tons of cool arenas and a very diverse music taste.

Do you have any tour dates lined up?

No tour dates as of right now! That’s a goal in my near future.

What can people expect from one of your shows and why should people come and see you perform live?

If you ever catch me on stage, expect lots of crowd participation, my original tunes and some cool covers as well.

Any last words for the fans?

Thank you so, so much for the continued support, and I hope my music has inspired you throughout the years in some way! Expect LOTS of fun, new, summer originals. If you aren’t already, follow me on IG @musicalmollyb, and YouTube (Molly Baker). You can stream my originals on all platforms.