To hype Please Be Mine, her debut album on Captured Tracks, Austin transplant Molly Burch has released “Try,” a spacious and sweet throwback number. With a doo-wop chord progression and just the right amount of reverb, Burch channels the bygone era of club crooners, all while incorporating fairly unconventional drums (at least unconventional by smoky bar music standards). In accordance with the album title, Burch sings of being on the wrong end of unrequited love; “I wish you would try” is the apt chorus of this loner anthem that hits all the right notes. Here’s what Burch had to say about the song:
“Try” is about unrequited crushes. When you get to that stage of pining where it’s just a jumble of confidence and begging. It came together fast, written in one sitting. I wanted to keep it light and fun. I see it as lounge music, calming and kind of jungle-like.
Check it out below.