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Glue to your broken pieces: Molly Sterling’s Chrysalis

“Molly played for Ireland in the Eurovision song contest,” was her introduction last summer in a little venue in Dublin, “but don’t hold it against her, she is a very good musician,” we were assured before the singer came on stage. And it was true.

The simple production suited that powerful voice of hers much better than the flairs of her “Playing with numbers” at the contest. Paired with the emotional piano, her partner’s guitar and quiet tenor, the performance had a magical touch that drew you in.

The confidence she had singing was an adorable contrast to the nervousness she showed when talking in between. No fake airs and graces there, she is definitely one to watch and hopefully will go far, I said to myself as I carefully filed her name under the “bright future” category in my head.

And now, months later, her EP Chrysalis (meaning: transitional state, a clever choice for the stage of Molly’s life and career) is available to buy on iTunes. It includes Horrors of the Silent Masquerade which I had the privilege of witnessing and which is still my favourite. It manages to make you face your demons and diminish them in the matter of minutes. Sleeping With The Wolves prepares for Hands Off which is a stubborn and angry stand against abusive relationships, giving you the ammunition to break away. The story curve then finishes with Whiskey, a sad look at the end of something that used to be great.

I’ve told you before and I’ll say it again: this 17-year-old will go to places. And as she does, she will take us into the dark corners of our hearts that need healing. I can’t wait to hear more from her.


Get the beautiful album on iTunes and follow Molly on twitter for what’s coming next.

Did you give the songs a listen? What’s your opinion? 

About Miss Andi

Learning to be unapologetically me but healthier. Shamelessly personifying my dog, Mia, who is my soulmate, though doesn't let me read as much as I used to. One day I'll finish a novel that will not save the world - but might make it smile.

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