Molly Burch was exposed to the arts at an early age. Growing up in Los
Angeles with a writer/producer father and a casting director mother, Burch's
childhood was filled with old Hollywood musicals and the sounds of Patsy
Cline, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. After finding her voice in adolescence,
Burch packed up for the University of North Carolina in Asheville to study Jazz
Vocal Performance. Searching for a bigger pond, Burch moved to Austin, Texas in an effort to stand
on her own two feet. There, Burch began to write her own music in earnest,
with the lovelorn Everly Brothers and Sam Cooke as her songwriting guides.
Joined by Toliver in Austin a year later, the two connected with Dan Duszynski
of Cross Record, and they recorded all the songs on Please Be Mine at his
idyllic studio in Dripping Springs, Texas.