Hooks. That is what Molly Thomason is about, and nowhere is that more evident than on her new recording, Beauty Queen. From Molly’s distinctive vocal style and clever lyrics to the music itself, Beauty Queen delivers.
Produced by award-winning musician and producer Dale Murray (Christina Martin’s I Can Too) at Codapop Studios in Halifax, Beauty Queen marks the sophomore release by 16-year-old Molly Thomason. Her debut recording Through The Static was a solid effort by a talented young singer-songwriter, but it is on her second recording that Molly really starts stretching her creative muscles.
Not afraid to experiment with different styles and influences, Molly has a vision for each of her songs and works diligently to realize their individual sound without regard to the boundaries of genres. The result is a record with an undeniable pop sensibility that showcases a variety of musical styles and instrumentation – from the doo-wop vibe of “Shine In the Dark” to the jazz tinged “Amsterdam”. The songs themselves are intelligent and perceptive, often showing a maturity that belies her years.
Through the Static garnered a lot of attention for Molly including two Music Nova Scotia award nominations (New Artist & Pop/Rock Recording), a placement on Degrassi and two #1’s on the East Coast Countdown. Molly’s songs “Little Bones” and “People Lie” achieved semi-finalist status in the International Songwriting Contest in 2010 and 2011. “People Lie” also won the Viewfinder Competition and was released as a video at the Atlantic Film Festival 2010.
Molly tours at every opportunity. A confident and engaging performer, she captures and holds the attention of her audiences, whether she is appearing in theatres, on festival stages or at high schools.
Molly Thomason’s destiny is a future filled with music. It will be an exciting journey to witness.