Molly Pettersson Hammar was the talk of the town in Sweden after the first heat of Melodifestivalen 2015, the preselection for Eurovision. She opened the night with her powerful and soulful pop track ‘I’ll Be Fine’ and while she seemed a favourite to go through in the competition, her song was sent home undeservedly. If this had to do something with a malfunction in the voting app, we will never know, but what is more important is the fact that ‘I’ll Be Fine’ was number 1 in iTunes for days. There was support for this talented singer and songwriter and this gave Molly the opportunity to release a second single, called ‘Something Right’, which she co-wrote herself.
Stylistically, the song is quite similar to it’s predecessor. Swinging soulful pop, with big vocals, a huge chorus produced in a manner that is contemporary. The wall of sound of the chorus consists of some horns, a strong piano melody and the undeniable vocals of Miss Pettersson Hammar. The feisty and angry attitude in ‘I’ll Be Fine’ is replaced with a happy and joyous vibe. Molly uses the higher register of her broad range here as well and it shows what a versitale vocalist she is. This infectious piece of soulful pop should further cement her status as an upcoming promising pop star in her country Sweden. And with a song like this, of course she is welcome to join Melodifestivalen in 2016. You know, Loreen did not reach the final in her first attempt either, so please try again Molly!
Update: Molly released the video for ‘Something Right’ and it shows her having a fun day with her girlfriends. In between the fun she also shows the viewers she is happy with the way she looks by tearing apart a magazine with lingerie models and that she loves cake. Good for her! Of course this video had to end in a party and it looks like it was a good one!