Captured Tracks’ artist, Molly Burch has shared “Took A Minute” from her forthcoming release Romantic Images, out July 23rd. The single, is accompanied by a gorgeous video featuring drag queen Cynthia Lee Fontaine of RuPaul’s Drag Race fame. The playful, sitcom-style visual directed by Jordan Moser shows Burch and queen of “cucu” (and the Miss Congeniality of Drag Race season eight) auditioning for a show by Dailey Toliver, Burch’s guitarist whose choreographer character is inspired by the likes of Gene Wilde and Bob Fosse.
Romantic Images marks a distinct evolution for Burch, both emotionally and sonically. Recorded in Denver with Tennis’ Alaina Moore and Pat Riley producing, the collection celebrates the timeless delights of a well-crafted pop song, flirting with Blondie, Madonna, and even Mariah Carey. Burch deliberately worked with more women collaborators than ever before on the album, and the results are transcendent, reveling in the passion and the power of the divine feminine. Written with the live show in mind, it’s easy to hear Burch’s commitment to collective catharsis in her lifted, airy delivery, which manages to exude both thoughtful introspection and carefree abandon all at once. The album was recorded over two weeks at Moore and Riley’s home studio with Burch and her bandmates–guitarist Dailey Toliver and drummer Thom Washburn. Gloria Kaba (Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest), Mikaelin “Blue” Bluespruce (Mariah Carey, Carly Rae Jepson, Solange Knowles) mixed and Heba Kadry (Bjork, Beach House) mastered the album.
Born and raised in southern California, Burch grew up infatuated with Billie Holiday and Nina Simone, which led her to study jazz vocal performance in college. After graduation, she settled down outside Austin, TX, where she recorded her 2017 debut, Please Be Mine.
Pre-order Romantic Images HERE