Molly Buchan’s ‘Ocean On The Moon’. A raw and cathartic musical passage

"This is a journey you can only take by yourself, so it can be difficult to feel like you’re watching from the sidelines or to feel as though you’re not doing enough to help"
23 April 2024
Cover Art Credit by Daniel Byrne

Dublin​’s Molly Buchan unveils her latest single, Ocean On The Moon, offering listeners a raw, somber, and profoundly cathartic experience. Buchan showcases her songwriting with ethereal vocals and intricate guitar melodies, exploring human emotion and relationships.

In Ocean On The Moon, Buchan skillfully navigates the challenges of balancing loved ones’ needs with personal values. Reflecting on the track, she expresses frustration and a longing for peace amid their struggles:

 “To me, this song is about the emotional toll of placing the care of someone else above your own needs and values. I see myself as an optimist and opportunist and have been perceived as naive and having my head in the clouds because of it. ‘Ocean On The Moon’ expresses feelings of frustration towards someone you love who is struggling, yet not actively trying to improve their circumstances. This is a journey you can only take by yourself, so it can be difficult to feel like you’re watching from the sidelines or to feel as though you’re not doing enough to help. “Ocean On The Moon’ for me represents the journey of finding peace and tranquillity within yourself and trying to help the people you love feel deserving of happiness”.

Photo by Daniel Byrne

Already making a mark in the music industry, Molly Buchan has garnered attention with her previous singles, which have seen significant success on streaming platforms. Her debut music video quickly amassed 1K views in just 2 days, solidifying her presence in the indie-folk music scene.

Photo by Eadaoin O’Shea Costley

Buchan’s unique blend of indie-folk, highlighted by juxtaposing guitar parts and harmonies, sets her apart in the vibrant Dublin music scene. Ocean On The Moon marks her fifth single and leaves audiences eagerly anticipating more from this talented artist.

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