Molly Sarlé demands attention.
Since reuniting with Mountain Man for their sophomore record Magic Ship, alongside Alexandra Sauser-Monnig (Daughter of Swords) and Amelia Meath (Sylvan Esso), Sarlé has been brewing Karaoke Angel, her debut solo record — and one that she took nearly four years to complete.
Much like the captivating work she produces with Mountain Man, on Karaoke Angel, Sarlé is able to fill a room with just her voice. Foregoing the a cappella tendencies of her earlier projects, here she opts for the inclusion ….
For a singer whose voice sounds like an amber flame, Molly Sarlé hasn't always been so sure about singing. Friendship led her to folk trio Mountain Man, where she, Amelia Meath, and Alexandra Sauser-Monnig entwined their vocals into uncannily intimate, honey-tipped harmonies. But if their lauded 2010 debut, Made the Harbor, and later tour supporting Feist seemed like a clear path forward, Sarlé had her doubts about a career in music.