Interview: "Beautiful Chaos" - Molly Baker
'Beautiful Chaos' is really catchy and relatable! Can you tell us what inspired you to make this song?
Molly: Beautiful Chaos was the first song I wrote with Jenni Rudolph for my project, and we happened to start our writing sessions during homecoming week. Anyone who’s gone through high school can tell you how crazy that week is, and on top of that, I was dealing with a really tough first semester. I was really learning how crazy/chaotic/stressful life for teens and high schoolers is! But I soon saw how this time in our life bonds us together over our shared experiences, and brings us to our close friends. All in all, my beautifully chaotic stories from freshman year shaped the lyrics and vibe of this song!
'Beautiful Chaos' has more of an edgy, pop punk vibe to it which is different from other pop styles you've experimented with. What made you want to use this type of sound for this song specifically?
Molly: I feel like Beautiful Chaos is the first glimpse into this new sound, as the pop-rock style is used in a lot of songs on my upcoming album. I always try to make music I would listen to in my free time, and while making Beautiful Chaos I remember being obsessed with some early 2000s pop-punk groups, 80s bands, and more modern pop/soft rock singers. This new sound was created based off of all my musical influences at the time!
This is your first single release for your upcoming debut album! Why did you feel this was the perfect song to kick off the beginning of this new and exciting time?
Molly: This song feels like a fun full circle moment since I wrote this about a month into my freshman year. Now I only have two months left until summer!! Lots of high schoolers are dealing with spring burnout, so I feel like the lyrics are very relatable for this time of year. And like you said earlier, it’s the perfect first glimpse into the new style I’m experimenting with!
Speaking of your debut album, can you tell us more about it? What else do you have in store for your listeners?
Molly: I am SO excited for the album's release - it’s going to have about ten original songs on it, and I feel like it’s more emotionally and lyrically diverse compared to anything I’ve released before. From pop-rock teen angst, fun edm dance tracks, to mysterious songs and heart-wrenching ballads, the lyrics are the secret ingredient that make these songs special. I was incredibly lucky to co-write with Jenni Rudolph, who turned all my random ideas into something beautiful!
I know you're planning to do some gigs soon! Where are some places you're hoping to play, or would like to play?
Molly: I’ll play wherever I can!! It’s hard being a young artist, since I’m not allowed into a lot of venues because I’m younger than 21. I hope that I can grow a bigger presence on my social platforms so people will learn that my age doesn’t determine my drive and passion to play!
You're such a talented young artist with so much ahead of you! Where do you hope to see yourself in the next 5 years?
Molly: Thank you so much! I would love to see myself with a larger social media presence and discography. A dream I’ve had for years is to write the instrumentals, lyrics, and melodies for an entire album of my own. I would love to have a bigger fanbase and get chances to play at bigger venues where I could interact with fans. Becoming popular on social media is SUCH a key part to being a musician that (in my opinion) can be harder than creating the songs themselves. I’m constantly trying to figure out the algorithm and how to get the word out there the best. There’s so many things I want to improve and grow within five years, and hopefully I will have them all figured out! But after seeing how much I’ve changed in the past year, I’m sure I’ll have changed for the better :)
Interviewed By Kaitlyn Nicole