“Matches the sweeping melodrama of Kate Bush to a contagious pop touch worthy of CHVRCHES or London Grammar” - Clash
“Three minutes of sparkle synths, echoing guitars and Ms Beanland’s sumptuous vocal. Fan of Cocteau Twins? Tune in.” - The Line of Best Fit
“A sugary, sticky tangle of booming electronic beats, hypnotic vocals and a suitably explosive chorus. If there's any justice, Beanland should be lounging atop the charts by next summer. We're swooning.” - The 405
“Modern-day purveyor of power ballads. Expect a semi, if not total, eclipse of the heart [...] That's the effect she's having on listeners, seducing with a knowing deployment of icy passion and controlled bombast.” - The Guardian (New Band Of The Day)
With a name that conjures up images of Grimm fairy tale characters and movie heroines from the 1980s, London based singer-songwriter Molly Beanland released her debut ‘Night Dreams’ EP digitally on 12th May 2014. Full of retro-futuristic pop stylings the EP received rave reviews from online taste makers such as Clash,Planet Notion, The 405, The Line of Best Fitand Amazing Radio.
Molly has now put her own spin on 90s classic'When The Lights Go Out' by 5ive
In Molly's own words: "I chose WTLGO to cover because it got stuck in my head one day after listening to a 90s pop playlist I made for a road trip. The original is a lot of fun, it's so boy band bubblegum. Being from Texas my producer Kyle (Skruncha-roo) hadn't heard of 5ive, so I think he found it pretty hilarious at first. We wanted to bring a little darkness to it coming at it from a female perspective, it's a pretty sexual song, I like the idea of the woman being the one doing the seducing, if you consider the lyrics she's kind of a dangerous character "never wanted to be so unkind, only one thing on my mind"... but also a sweet and gentle romancer "the love and tenderness" ... I like that interesting mix of the innocent and the dark. Kyle and I were really interested in the idea of using our 80s influenced synth sound that runs through my other tracks but with more of a 90s hip hop vibe to it - a Kavinsky and Amerie lovechild."