Molly Nilsson

Imaginations

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  • Molly Nilsson - Imaginations
26th May 2017 / CD & LP / Night School

Molly Nilsson

Imaginations

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That we live in a world changed is beyond question. Since 2015’s Zenith, Berlin-based songwriter Molly Nilssonhas surrendered to the world, traveling from Mexico to Glasgow, observing the changing socio-political landscape and imagining a better world. For an artist who has so successfully created her own environment and gradually let others in, her 8th studio album Imaginations sees Nilsson directly engaging with her surroundings, engendering change and allowing love in.

Molly has built an almost 10 year career on perfectly summing up how we feel and this is no different... Who else could write a song about privilege (Let’s Talk About Privileges) and make a heart-rending chorus of “It’s never being afraid of the police, it’s expecting every thank you, every please.” The artist’s vision on this album is perhaps more forceful than the emotionally fragile moments of previous album Zenith, at times exemplified on songs like Memory Foam, a bright, driving pop song that belies themes of nostalgia and the past, reminding us that Molly alone can make us feel so welcome in loneliness.

If there’s overt anger in songs like Money Never Sleeps, an anthem for a post-capitalist utopia if ever there was one, there’s also seams of optimism sewn into the album’s genetic code. Any revolutionary will tell you that anger alone achieves nothing - Nilsson’s mission on Imaginations is to offer some alternatives we can hold close. Not Today Satan is a song about accepting love as the agent of change; “Don’t be sad, but do get mad at all the small men who act so tall, in the end they always fall; there ain’t no sin in giving in to love, that’s just how we’re winning the fight.”

1. Tender Surrender
2. Let's Talk About Privileges
3. Mona-Lisa's Smile
4. Memory Foam
5. American Express
6. Money Never Dreams
7. Not Today Satan
8. Think Pink
9. Modern World
10. Inner Cities
11. Theory Of Life
12. After Life
Format /CD & LP
Released /26th May 2017
Catalogue / LSSN054CD
Barcode / 5060446121368
Artist / Molly Nilsson
Label /Night School
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