Well here’s one for the books. We had no idea that actress Molly Ringwald had a musical background (turns out she’d played in her father’s jazz band in her younger years). She has. She’s signed a new deal with Concord Records. And she’s going to release her debut album ‘Except Sometimes’ early next month here in Australia.
Described as “an homage to the Great American Songbook”, ‘Except Sometimes’ contains ten jazz-infused tracks that give Molly the chance to truly show her love for the genre.
“Jazz music has continued to be one of my three passions along with acting and writing,” she says in a statement. “I like to say jazz music is my musical equivalent of comfort food. It’s always where I go back to when I want to feel grounded.”
The album also features Molly’s take on Simple Minds’ classic ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’, which was lifted from the soundtrack to the classic movie ‘The Breakfast Club’, in which she starred.
‘Except Sometimes’ will be released in Australia on Friday April 05.
01. Sooner Or Later
02. I Get Along Without You Very Well
03. I Believe In You
04. I’ll Take Romance
05. The Very Thought Of You
06. Exactly Like You
07. Where Is Love
08. Pick Yourself Up
09. Ballad Of The Sad Young Men
10. Don’t You (Forget About Me)