Ash Molloy is a brand new artist in the indie pop scene, releasing her first 2 songs in 2023. In November, she released her most recent song, "I Knew," which is a beautiful combination of lo-fi and pop. But, the song is much more than melodic vocals and soft beats. Ash describes the song as "a vulnerable song that speaks to negative self talk and trusting your gut." The song was inspired by friends and family who revealed intimate stories of partner violence as she was first writing and showing parts of the song to them. These stories inspired her to finish writing a song for them. Ash intentionally released the song in November during Domestic Abuse Awareness Month to bring attention to the tragedies that are all too common in romantic relationships.
The song is accompanied by a music video that highlights the moment that a survivor comes to the realization that they need to leave a dangerous relationship. The music video closes with the survivor running into the water at the beach, giving a sense of renewal and peace. As the screen goes black, a message appears that states, "On average, it takes a survivor 7 attempts to leave their abuser for good." Then, at the bottom of the screen, the phone number 1-800-799-SAFE appears with the website thehotline.org. Along with those resources, provided in the video, Ash also linked several resources for survivors in her artist linktree that can be found here.
This song was too important for us not to write about and share. Please take the time to listen to this beautiful song and support the issue that is being highlighted. And lastly, if you or someone you know is experiencing partner violence, reach out to some of the resources linked in this review to get help.