Meet Mollie, 20 years old from Pennsylvania.
“It started out as something to literally listen to with my windows down when I was driving to work in the summer. Then just kinda became songs I loved listening to and wanted to hear on my long drive to and from work every day. ”
What is the soundtrack to your life?
I don't know if I'd call this the soundtrack of my life - I feel like it's so hard to just pick one song or one album because a different song could describe every single one of my emotions and then change the next time I feel them. However, a song I really feel like is important for my generation or just people in general to listen to is Found/Tonight. I'm a big broadway person so the artists were obviously what drew me to it but the lyrics really get to me when you actually listen to them. The harmonies are incredible and send chills through me every time, and the words bring tears to my eyes when I think about what we all have to go through in the modern world - the insecurities, the desire to be a part of the fight to keep children and people alive, and the desire to help everyone we can.
What’s more important to you? Music; or Lyrics? Why?
That's so hard! I think the sound is what draws me to music first, and there's definitely days where I don't even care if the song has words, but then other days I'm really looking for the song that can put my emotions into words or just understand what I'm going through. But then again after 10 years of playing piano, when I hear a string section in a song that you would not expect it in, or a piano played just the right way it really gets to me.
Favorite artist? Top 5?
Favorite at this moment in time: Ben Platt; I'm really into Lizzo right now I think she's so cool. My mom had me grow up on anything and everything Hugh Jackman (even though I don't know if I'd consider him the best singer), always a big One Direction fan, and Panic! at the Disco - obviously there's so many more and there's just no way to choose because I'm sure it'll change by tomorrow but here's what I love today!
If you had the chance to interview an artist, who would it be? (Dead or alive) and why?
Freddie. Mercury. I don't even know if this needs an explanation but come on he was INCREDIBLE. Queen was all my dad would listen to growing up (and The Beatles) and after seeing Bohemian Rhapsody in theaters, it really shone (shined?) a light on everything he went through and I just want to meet him and hear how he looked at life and how he heard things before they were real songs.
My last concert was this summer - my whole family went to Hugh Jackman - The Man The Music The Show and it was so fun he has such a stage presence and brings such character to every single show and it was so fun.