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Tipperary singer Molly Sterling, is a 19 year-old who has been trekking her own creative path for a number of years and it feels like it’s now finding a place of resonance.
Her latest single ‘Plan Static’ is a piano-lead ballad based wholly in reality and all its flaws, that has intimacy in its construction and one that Sterling sings of her body “is not just feast for eyes / it’s a home / a prison / a craft / all at the same time ” and explores how her mind and body are interlinked in reaction to external forces. Sterling says she was liberated by the songwriting.
“This song is a constant means of reminding myself that I do not deserve to feel suffocated by shame. I don’t deserve to feel shame about my body or about how others have treated my body. It explores how physicality and the mind are intrinsically linked, and when someone breaks into your body, they break into your mind, stealing something precious in a selfish, harrowing manner.
Plain Static is the first time I have taken a stand both lyrically and emotionally, and it will always be a song that I will continually apply to scenarios in my life. The lyrics motivate me to immerse myself in life again – even after being used and unwanted. In all honesty, there are many aspectual tributaries flowing within the central story but the main message being; I will not be ashamed of my mind and the memories it must carry anymore.
‘Plain Static’ is released on 26th October on Spotify, iTunes and Shazam.
Molly Sterling’s band
Molly Sterling – Vocal, Keys
Laura McCabe – Cello, BV’s
Enda Cahill – Lead Guitar
Colin Lyons – Drums
Oct 12 – Molly Sterling and Rosa Nutty in The Bowery, Dublin
Oct 16 – C.S. Lewis/Duke Special event, The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn, Belfast
Nov 3 – Mongoose EP Launch (Support Slot), Whelans Main Room, Dublin
Nov 18 – Molly Sterling and Elizabeth Moen, Roisin Dubh, Galway
Nov 24 – Molly Sterling and Elizabeth Moen, The Workman’s Club, Dublin
Cover Artwork by Alessia Fusco
Photography by Adam Synnott
‘Plain Static’ recorded by Darragh Nolan in Asta Kalapa Studios
Mastered by Andrew Davenport