Molly Healey Releases Second Album
Our wait for Molly Healey’s second album is almost over. Healey releases Humans on December 16.
Zach Harrison, Molly Healey and Kyle Day of Molly Healey
Molly Healey is a staple name in 417-lands music industry. Originally from Jefferson City, MO, Healey comes from a musically enriched family and began her music study at the age of 5. She started with piano, but come seventh grade found herself picking up the violin. When Healey moved to Springfield for college she was originally focused on her voice, but over the years, things changed.
“I have picked up the cello and guitar,” Healey says. “I wrote my first songs during my time with local favorite, Big Smith, before their retirement.” Healey describes her unique musical style as “folk-inspired orchestral looping,” a combination of counterpoint, the relationship between harmonically interdependent voices, yet independent in rhythm, and Americana music. Her biggest musical influencer is Johann Sebastian Bach.
“I used to loop very simply with just violin and cello,” she says. “But since then have added a new dimension with the guitar and bass, which has allowed me to divert from the somewhat limited capabilities of just the looper.”
Healey released her first album, Nightbirds, in the fall of 2015 with just two orchestral instruments involved. For her new album, Human, she decided to branch out and add more instrumental and vocal elements. The addition of the acoustic guitar brings a more folk-rock feel to the album with Zach Harrison’s harmonic electric guitar skills and Danny Carroll’s rhythmic drum skills. Dallas Jones brings his alluring melodic voice on backup vocals and Kyle Day kept it low on the upright bass.
Molly Healey releases Human on December 16 at The Fairbanks. Soul-filled bass guitarist Shaun Munday opens the show. The family-friendly album release party displays art, and wine and Mother’s Brewing beer is available for purchase. All proceeds from alcohol sales benefit the Drew Lewis Foundation, which strives to improve the quality of life in underserved urban neighborhoods.