Molly Payton has shared ‘Ruins’, the third and final track from her now-complete EP, ‘Compromise’.
The new track completes the 3-track EP, following previous singles ‘Do It All The Same’ and ‘Handle’. It was produced by Oli Barton-Wood (Nilüfer Yanya, Porridge Radio, Sorry) and comes after her 2021 mini-album, ‘Slack’ – Molly walked Dork through the project track-by-track, and you can find her thoughts here.
‘Ruins’ serves as a cathartic indie-rock release of tension and crisis – Payton has shared: “I wrote this song during a time where my anxiety was kind of running my life. I’d had a panic attack that morning after an argument with someone and went straight into the studio and just let it all go. It’s about being frustrated and ashamed of myself for not being able to stay on top of my mental health, and with someone else for not understanding me. I wanted to capture that anger and energy and turn it into something exciting and fun.”
On the EP, she adds: “the last three years of my life have been one big compromise, and the songs are all about compromise in a way”.
You can listen to ‘Ruins’ here, and watch the music video below:
Molly Payton has supported the likes of Arlo Parks, Beabadoobee, Oscar Lang, and Wallice – she will support Palace in Australia at the end of the year, with two UK shows taking place in Spring 2023 – tickets are available here, with dates as below:
6 London, Folklore
7 Bristol, The Louisiana