Introducing: Moli

Monday 06 August 2018

Singer Moli, a Belgian/British artist, has been able to encompass hints of Izzy Bizu in her voice and a touch of Macy Gray. This is clearly evident in her latest track, ‘comfortable’ an energetic bop, as well as her earlier tune, ‘Didn’t mean to’, a smooth jam with fire.

With a voice like hers, we can already expect a promising career for this newbie, and we can’t wait to see where she’ll end up in the near future.

Moli is set to release an EP later this year, as well as a few more tracks. We spoke with the up and coming star about her creative process and what we can next expect from her new music.

Tell us a bit about the creative process for ‘comfortable’…

Comfortable was a revelation for me as it was the starting point of the EP. I was having a lot of doubts about my own sound and who I was as an artist at the time but as soon as we wrote comfortable, I was certain that this was the sound that I wanted to do for my first ep. It was a very natural process, a jam that was very influenced by the “UK” music I was listening to at the time. (Nao for instance).

Tell us a little bit about your music…

I feel like my music is very honest. Mostly, I write about what I go through. The melodies and lyrics come very naturally to me. I was very lucky to find a producer who completely understood the sound that I was looking for so our sessions felt a lot like jams to me.

What is your creative process?

A google document, a cup of tea and a couch in the back of the studio.  As soon as I have chords I am happy with, I’ll be typing away and muttering melodies to myself. When I am ready I sing out my first idea of a verse pre&chorus to discuss it with the producer. I always like to have the first moments of writing to myself in my own bubble to channel my emotions properly.

Describe your sound in three words

Honest, emotional, pop.

Who are your musical influences?

NOA, Jorja Smith, Julia Michaels, The internet, Mura Masa, Elley Duhe, Mahalia and many more…

What was your first memory of music?

I first fell in love with music on long road trips. With my family, we would go to the south of France or to Italy by car which would take a while so my dad who is a music lover would always play lots of different music and that’s when my love for it started growing.

 What was it like to collaborate with Two Lanes?

It was really fun! They are 2 super sweet guys. Really good pianists too

What was it like growing up in a Belgian/British household? Has it affected your music?

I am very thankful for it, being bilingual is a gift really. I think it has affected my music on a certain level. I had the chance to discover 2 different worlds with French and English music.

What are you most looking forward to for the rest of your EP?

I can’t wait to put the last track out. It is one of my favourites and I’m looking forward to seeing how people will react to it.

What can we expect from you next?

Loads of new music! I have been writing constantly for the last 2 years and have a lot of tunes. I Can’t wait to release it!