Rising sensation, Ghanaian-American songstress Moliy recently premiered her newest single “Love Doc,” ahead of her EP Honey Doom, coming Summer 2022.
In the song, Moliy uses the sweet, melancholic tune to share her woes on a failed relationship. The track was produced by fellow Ghanian artist, Zodivc, a major contributor to the afrobeats and alte scenes, recently known for his crossover work with Chance the Rapper.
Moliy reflects on her struggles as a way to come to terms with the harsh reality of dating in the 21st century. But even in moments of despair, she’s well aware of what she deserves.
“You don’t know what you done lost,” she repeats firmly, cutting ties with her heartbreaker.
She finds the remedy for her heartache to be some wicked good fun, and finding gratitude in youthful exuberance.
The single release follows another video drop for the global and viral sensation Sad Girlz Luv Money Remix, written by Moliy, Amaarae and with Kali Uchis joining for the remix.
The track already has 220M+ global streams (charted on Spotify Top 200 Chart in 60 countries – including #18 in the Global Chart, #28 in the UK and Top 40 in the US), charting on main Apple Music All Genre Chart in 133 countries – including #12 in UK and Top 50 in, with 3.3m Shazams, the remix has seen a peak at #1 on the Global Shazam Chart and #1 in the US, #29 in the UK TOP 40 Singles Chart, as well currently peaking at #35 on US Rhythmic Radio Chart.
Over seven millions video creations on Tik Tok later, #22 on the Global Spotify Chart, playlisted across national radio (BBC Radio 1 B List, BBC 1Xtra, Kiss FM, Kiss Fresh, Capital Xtra, Apple Music 1), a Mugler soundtrack and more.
Molly Ama Montgomery, professionally known as Moliy Y, is a singer and songwriter of Ghanaian and American descent. Deeply influenced by her rich Ghanaian ancestry, Moliy’s childhood fluctuated between Accra and Orlando, Florida where the musical sounds of Afrobeats, Reggae, Soul, Jazz, and Hip-Hop inspired her musical pursuits at a very young age. Her profound love for music was also inspired by frequent Karaoke performances alongside family and friends, which gradually developed her unique musical prowess with vocals and melodies that are deeply rooted in soul. Self-identifying as a genre-bender who embraces all forms of music, Moliy took advantage of the global digital space to introduce her creative versatility and sound through provocative freestyles on social platforms.
Despite a year beset with a global pandemic in 2020, Moliy captured audiences by strategically releasing Wondergirl, an impressive body of 6 tracks that lends itself to a distinctive Afro-Fusion sound which boldly launched a defining moment in her career. The EP has successfully cut across the shores of Ghana to gain airplay in The Gambia as well as Kenya. Moliy’s musical skill and vivacious personality afforded her the opportunity to perform as a special guest on MTV Base’s Lounge; a musical series that showcases intimate virtual performances by African artists. In the latter portion of 2020, Moliy collaborated on Amaarae’s omnivorous debut album, The Angel You Don’t Know. Moliy boldly showcases her impressive diversity on the tracks, Feel Away and Sad Girlz Love Money, firmly establishing herself as an artist to be reckoned with.
As one of Ghana’s foremost new artists, Moliy’s main objective is to authenticate herself in the new crop of vibrant female singers that are carving a path for themselves in the mostly male-dominated industry. With Ghanaian music on the global rise, expect to see and hear Moliy on stages and platforms worldwide for years to come.
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