Possessing of a “rich 80% dark chocolate” voice and an acute sensitivity for the emotive power of words, Molly O’Mahony’s song writing is raw and unabashed.
Today Molly shares ‘Her Song’, the third single from her upcoming debut album ‘The House of David’, arriving October 20th 2022.
Molly describes ‘Her Song’ as “A celebration, a bop, a monument, Dublin in the sun. It’s joyful, loud, hopeful & proud; queer as you like. A big, gay love song.”
Molly spent the past decade writing and performing with art-folk group Mongoose, who have been a fixture of the Irish music scene since their formation in 2012. The band have released two albums and two EPS in that time and have shared stages with the likes of Glen Hansard, Mary Coughlan, and Eddi Reader.
She returned to her family home to Ballydehob, West Cork, in March of last year. Against the backdrop of the unfolding pandemic, she began work on her debut solo collection. The first single ‘Remember to Be Brave’, was released in June 2021, followed by Brother Blue.
This album is ten years of Molly’s life distilled into ten songs. The title pertains to the house of her close friend David, which she lived in for most of her twenties in Dublin.
She says “It is the place that allowed me to live and grow as an artist in the city. It’s also the site of so many of the events, love affairs, and cock-ups, which inspired this collection of songs.
This album is a breathing monument to all the living, perishing and creating that the house afforded me the space to do, and my gracious offering for all that it has seen me through.”
Its creation was made possible by the kind support of over two hundred individual patrons, and The Arts Council of Ireland.
Molly O’Mahony’s debut album ‘The House of David’ will be released October 20th 2022.
See Molly perform live at the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival (9th – 18th September). Details at https://clonguitarfest.com/