Molly Payton has dropped another very good new track, ‘January Summers’

The song is taken from her new mini-album, 'Slack', which is set to arrive this Friday, 1st October.
Photo credit: Lewis Vorn

Fast-rising all-round awesome newcomer Molly Payton has dropped a brand new track, ‘January Summers’.

The song is taken from her new mini-album, ‘Slack’, which is set to arrive this Friday, 1st October.

Having recently returned to London from a long pandemic-sponsored stint in her native New Zealand, she created ‘Slack’ remotely with frequent collaborator Oli Barton Wood (Nilüfer Yanya, Porridge Radio, Sorry), as well as Grammy-award winning producer Jimmy Hogarth (Sia, Amy Winehouse) and British songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich.

Speaking about the new track, Molly explains: “I wrote ‘January Summers’ near the end of last year when I was missing New Zealand and all of the people I’d been close with before I moved to the UK. I was initially just wanting to write this joyous ode to being 15/16 and doing everything for the first time. Going to your first party, the first time you hear your favourite song, the first time you tell someone you like them and so on. Even musically I pulled influence from bands that my big brother used to play when he was driving me places at that age, like the really messy surf rock guitars and simple happy melodies. But it ended up also being about how complicated everything becomes the older you get – How I miss the joy and anticipation that came with the lack of direction I had when I was younger.”

Molly Payton is set to play Sound City and Hit The North festivals next month, as well as heading out on the road with Oscar Lang.

You can check out ‘January Summers’ below.

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