Song of the Day: Molly Pettersson Hammar – Liberate

Molly Pettersson Hammar Liberate

Molly Pettersson Hammar mixes classic soul with contemporary production
Molly Pettersson Hammar had a few very busy months. The singer participated in Melodifestivalen 2016, making it to the Andra Chansen round this year with her song ‘Hunger’. At the Eurovision Song Contest she ended up as a backing vocalist when Ira Losco from Malta represented her country with the song ‘Walk On Water’, a track co-written by Molly. Now it is time to continue with a non-competing new solo single. It’s called ‘Liberate’ and it is out today!

Molly started out with her first official singl ‘I’ll Be Fine’ at Melodifestivalen in 2015. This big soul pop number gained her quite some fans and in the summer of that year she returned with a single in the same style, called ‘Something Right’. In Melodifestivalen 2016 she made a subtle switch towards pop with a dance beat, but she stayed true to the same kind of build up with a big chorus and some seriously impressive vocals. On ‘Liberate’, an anthem about not needing anyone else to validate you and being happy with the person you want to be, she mixes the best of both worlds. The verses sound soulful with a big build up and the chorus serves some delicious contemporary electronic pop music. It is like a light and even more radiofriendly version of Flume’s latest work, of course upgraded with Molly’s warm vocals drenched in soul. Four singles in, we could really use an album sometime soon!

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