Molly Chapman, a 20-year-old pop singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, is a sophomore at Gallatin. With a love for the entertainment industry, Molly is pursuing the joint Stern, Steinhardt, and Tisch Business of Entertainment, Media, and Technology minor. Since Molly is indecisive, her academic concentration is yet to be determined. However, she imagines that it will incorporate facets of entertainment, psychology, and sociology. Outside of the classroom, she has always pursued her musical passions. Her Southern California appearances have included the House of Blues, The Whisky a Go Go, Dodger Stadium, Staples Center, the Japan America Theatre (as a contributing songwriter for Carmen High, an adaptation of Bizet’s opera), and the Hollywood Bowl (as a backup singer for Dee Dee Bridgewater and Martina McBride). Molly has started to break into the NYC music scene, playing at legendary venues like The Bitter End.
My Life in Song
When I write a new song, I never think about how it relates to other material that I have written. With this project, My Life in Song, I actively worked to find connections between the songs, seeing how they can come together to form a cohesive story. With an interest in human relationships, I found that the inspiration for most of my songs came from some kind of interaction, whether it was one I actually had, one I observed, or something I read or heard about. I tried to keep this element constant throughout all of the songs, but found that sometimes art comes from solely the artist and the relationship to his or her thoughts.