Sophie Hunger returns with her brand new album Molecules. Sophie Hunger has long been synonymous with a minimalist folk-jazz hybrid that put her in step with fellow travellers like Laura Marling and Feist. But having recently made the move to Berlin, she discovered electronic music, became a frequent visitor to the Berghain club on Sunday nights and developed an interest in modular synths, for which Berlin is a mecca. The songs she wrote in her home studio (which were later recorded with producer Dan Carey in South London) do her proud. Molecules is Hungerâ€™s first full album in English, and is what she describes as â€œminimal electronic folkâ€. Her most compelling qualities â€“ an ingenue-like delicacy and contrasting solitary darkness - havenâ€™t changed. Familiar trickles of funfair weirdness still permeate the music, calling to mind Beth Orton and Regina Spektor. Moreover, sheâ€™s still enigmatic and self-possessed to the point where it feels too intrusive to ask certain questions. Molecules bears witness to her defiance and intellectual credibility in a post-truth age of ignorance. Female (and male) pop fans in search of a nuanced, intelligent role model could do worse than to keep an eye on her.