Atlantic signed, American singer-songwriter MOLLY KATE KESTNER has released “Footprints,” a new song she has dedicated to her little brother, Nathan.
Kestner also released a moving companion video for the song [see below] that features family videos and recent footage of Kestner returning to her hometown of Austin, Minnesota.
“Whether we realize it or not, every one of us has someone in our lives who is watching — watching us make mistakes, make decisions, and take risks.” says Kestner
“They will learn from our lives, and hopefully be inspired by it...”
“This song is for my little brother. My hope for him is that he follows my footprints where I’ve been brave, and also that he paves his own path that goes places I’ve never been.”
Kestner caught the world’s attention in 2014 while still at school, when a home video of her original song “His Daughter” went viral on YouTube and reached over 7 million views in just a few weeks.
To date “His Daughter” has reached 15.7 million views on YouTube, over 10 million streams and sold more than 126k singles in the US alone.
After making the move from Minnesota to Los Angeles last year, 21-year-old Kestner played a residency at LA’s iconic Hotel Café, toured with fellow singer-songwriter Wrabel, and collaborated with producers including Ryan Tedder and Starsmith (Ellie Goulding, Marina and the Diamonds, Clean Bandit) on new music.
The song is beautiful & tender — gilded with soft, maleable goldleaf voice — yet incorruptible as tungsten at its heart. This is honest and hope-filled.