Molly Zenobia

Molly Zenobia

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“Molly Zenobia is revolutionary.” "Impossible to categorize." "Molly Zenobia’s music is progressive, intelligent, and moving. She’s a force to be reckoned with."

Biography

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“She’s invented her own pianist-songstress niche-soulful, yet with an air of manic surreality.” –Kyle Gann, Village Voice Critic

Molly Zenobia’s music evokes a breath-taking, challenging, and often dramatic epic journey that involves every cell of head and heart, and forces the listener to stop doing whatever they’re doing and just listen... Molly has the ability to combine musical phrases and sounds to create songs that are exciting, transporting and impossible to categorize.

Part rocker, part classical pianist, part sound-savant, Molly began exploring music at a very young age. She wrote the song 'Porcupine,' that's on her album WIND CHAINS at age 13. She produced her first album, Skin – a poignant collection of songs on solo piano with cello- when only 17. Her latest album, Wind Chains, was produced the following year and was recorded with a full band. It is this album that sets Molly apart. It has attracted other artists such as The Foo Fighters and The Dresden Dolls to share the stage with her, and was recently asked to play on The White Stripes tribute album. She’s played festivals such as Solar Fest, Ecto Fest, and The Boston Sci-fi Convention, The Independent Music & Art Festival 2005, and is scheduled to play in the Jeff Buckley Tribute in Chicago this November. She has also produced her own multi-media event, ‘Sleepless Wind,’ April 2003.

Whether playing a large rock club, an intimate piano bar, or scoring a film, Molly is at home creating moods. Her strength is painting stories of sound, and her gift is leaving an indelible impression on all who hear her.

Lyrics

Despite the Warning

Written By: Molly Zenobia

I step into the final morning
To walk upon my feet again
We're looking out on our final warning
I pray we don't trip on our feet again...

I'm still here despite the warning of my mind to my broken heart.

I walk into the morning sunrise
I walk along the beach alone
It's as if I've never seen a sunrise
As if I've never been alone...

I'm still her despite the warning of my mind to my broken heart.

I've got moments that keep me wrapped up,
and wrapped up into myself again.
It's these tiny moments before anyone's woke up
when I feel my darkness rushing in,
and I step into the final morning
To walk upon my feet again
and we're looking out on our final warning
I pray we don't trip on our feet again...

I thought you'd walked out of my life,
and I'd christened my heart, but could it be true that you come back to me?
I could break down
I could just...
I could break down
I could just

I walk into the morning sunrise
I walk along the beach alone
It's as if I've never seen a sunrise
As if I've never been alone.

Frozen

Written By: Molly Zenobia

Looked for you at Sunrise, but you were'nt there.
Looked for you at my morning, but you were'nt there.
Thought you'd give dawn a rose, but you were'nt there.
Looked for you at my gun racks, but you were'nt there.

Caught up inside I should be coming round again. Don't act so holy you've been sleeping in my bed.
(Could it be that we're running out of time, could it be that I'm running from you? Could it be that we're running out of time, could it be that you're running from me?)

One moment of caniibalism sins vanish.
How does consumption make your guilt go away?
He won't become one with you I've yet to turn to your supper.
He'll be down in less than a day.

Looked for you in my snow drifts, but you wouldn't fall there.
Looked for you with my sword and shield, but they're still here.
Looked through statues to find your eyes, but only mine were there.
Looked for you at sunset, but you were'nt there.

Cut up inside I should be bleeding soon.
Don't act so holy you're in someone else's bed.

Whirlpool

Written By: Molly Zenobia

Awake at night
Holding on for your everything
So you woke him with candle light
He was such a beauty.

Poseidon begins to breath.
Aeolus your daughter flies.
I can't see you, let me see you,
when we're caught in the whirlpool.

Poseidon will you rescue us?
Who will walk now we're made of gold?
I can't see you, let me see you,
when we're caught in the Whirlpool.
Myrrha, Sleep, & Hunger hate you, when we're caught in the Whirlpool.

Apsaras crystal, trapped inside again.
We could melt together, if it wasn't for the motion when...
Poseidon your ocean bleeds
Aeolus release your wind to me.
Counting Circles, searching somewhere, to stop the spinning, spinning.

Poseidon will you rescue us?
Who will walk now we're made of gold?
I can't see you, let me see you,
when we're caught in the Whirlpool.
Myrrha, Sleep, & Hunger hate you, when we're caught in the Whirlpool.

Like the same before us...
Like we're caught here falling...
Would you always turn away from me?
Spinning and we're turning and I can't find you.
I'll reach, but I can't touch and we're spinning... empty voices spinning...

Poseidon will you rescue us?
Who will walk now we're made of gold?
I can't see you, let me see you,
when we're caught in the Whirlpool.
Myrrha, Sleep, & Hunger hate you, when we're caught in the Whirlpool.
We have danced in the water lightly-
We are spinning my whirlpool.

Porcupine

Written By: Molly Zenobia

I'm walking, I'm talking, I can't see where I'm going.
I'm walking, I'm talking, I can't see where I'm going.

I've got a porcupine, mustang convertible.
I’ve got a couple more pricks
Did the Umbrella work under your acid?
Is the fire there after you rain?
I’m coming down again, but,
I'm walking, I'm talking, I can't see where I'm going.
I'm walking, I'm talking, I can't see where I'm going.

He laughs and he cries in the corner of the bar alone…
Unaware that the lamp was deaf and no one really listens anyway…
Looking in alleys…
Feeding on flies and tribulations.

I'm walking, I'm talking, I can't see where I'm going.
I'm walking, I'm talking, I can't see where I'm going.
I'm walking, I'm talking, I can't see where I'm going.
I'm walking, I'm talking, I can't see where I'm going.
I’ve got a couple more pricks
I’ve got a couple more tears…

Discography

THE WHITE STRIPES TRIBUTE ALBUM, covered 'Fell in love with a girl & Denial Twist,' for January 2006 release on Vitamin Records

MY LAST GRAVE, feature film, dir. Jed I. Goodman, Jed I. Goodman Productions 2004

WIND CHAINS, LP (74 minutes), 2001 release

SKIN, LP (64 minutes), 1999 release

“Frozen” - (off of 'Wind Chains') featured in PARIS, independent film starring Chad Allen, Bai Ling, James Russo, and Karen Black, which was featured at the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival (New York), HOF (Germany), Raindance (London), Bangkok Film Festival (Bangkok)

"Mermaids" & "Porcupine" (also off Wind Chains)
appeared in: ROAD RULES, MTV, THE REAL WORLD, MTV, SORORITY LIFE, MTV

RADIO PLAY:
California: 90.3 Los Angeles
Vermont: WGDR
Pennsylvania:: WDIY, WVIA –live radio show aired
New Jersey: WNTI, WBZC, WDVR
Connecticut: WWUH, WPKN
New York: WITR, WJFF, WRPI, WAER
Massachusetts: WMFO, WMBR 88.1- played & also interviewed, WERS 88.9- played & also interviewed, WBRS 100.1 – played live too.
Maine: WERU
Maryland: WHFC
Florida: WMNF
Rhode Island: WRIU

Set List

Set's can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and a half or more. We typically play a few songs from ‘Wind Chains’, perhaps a revamped song from 'Skin,' a few new songs, or songs from the soundtrack, and perhaps a solo piece or a cover. We can rock out or chill down depending on the venue and the audience.

When appropriate we’ve also incorporated live projection and other creative acts during a few shows…

Our most requested covers are: Wicked Game (Chris Isaak), Feel Like Making Love (Bad Company), Midnight Rider (The Allman Brothers), Last Goodbye (Jeff Buckley), and now Fell in love with a Girl & Denial Twist (The White Stripes)

45 Minute Set List Example:
FROZEN (alternative)
PORCUPINE (bluesy/rock)
FINAL WARNING (new- acoustic rock)
HEART FOR A HEAD (new- portishead-ish groove)
WICKED GAME (cover)
BUBBLEGUM (fun/catchy up-beat)
TOMBSTONE (swinging rock tune)
WHIRLPOOL (one of everyone’s favorites--under audio section)
KING AEOLUS (big rock)