Imagine if you hadn't truly planned on being a solo singer/songwriter, and then suddenly one day, you find yourself in the spotlight. Imagine never expecting to record an album, then one day you have one, and people even want to buy it. While this is a dream for most aspiring musicians, Molly Jenson never dreamed this could happen to her.
It all began when San Diego singer/songwriter/producer Greg Laswell offered to co-write and produce Jenson's first record. This proposal came at a perfect time for Molly, who was struggling with songwriting on her own. Greg and Molly worked remarkably well together, and in April of 2005, she released her debut album, "Maybe Tomorrow". The record received high critical acclaim, and was nominated for "Best Pop Album" at the 2006 San Diego Music Awards. You could easily equate "Maybe Tomorrow" to the work of Jonatha Brooke, Sheryl Crow and Aimee Mann, however, Molly is much more than an ectype. It's evident that her songs are purely based on her own life. Her ingenuous lyrics entail stories of love and loss, hardships and better days. Beyond that, Molly's incredible vocal ability sets her apart from other female artists, and she does it with such ease.
Molly started by playing at local venues, and very quickly developed an audience. She has performed throughout California, and plans to tour more of the United States. In March of 2008, Japan embraced Molly for the first time. The experience added an overseas fanbase, and gave Molly the desire to continue to play her music around the world. Jenson has shared the stage with many other artists, such as Jon Foreman (of Switchfoot), Tristan Prettyman, Greg Laswell, and Anya Marina. In 2007, Molly opened for Jonatha Brooke, one of her strongest influences. She loves to interact with the audience, and she makes it a point to have every performance be throughly entertaining and intimate, no matter how big or small the crowd. Her candidness and humor brings her close to her audience in a very unique way, and we can safely say that no matter how far this star rises, she will always keep her feet on the ground.
Jenson has been in the music scene for only a few years, but she already has much to brag about. She took home an award for "Best Acoustic Act" at the 2007 San Diego Music Awards, which was voted by the public. Relevant Magazine compared her to Mazzy Star and Leona Naess, and in April of 2007, Teen Vogue Magazine named her "One of the three best new artists on MySpace". Molly still has several dreams she's yet to conquer, one of which is being a guest musician on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Ellen, if you're reading, you might want to hurry, because Molly's dance card is filling up fast.
Molly pours passion, dedication, and creativity into all that she does. She remains closely connected with her supporters, and is continuously sharing the stage with great musicians. She is currently busy working on her EP, as well as her Sophomore album. Fans of "Maybe Tomorrow" can rest assured that her upcoming work will be just as sublime. Keep your ears and eyes open for more of her in the future.