This song was first announced on March 27, 2018 as part of "#CountdownToExpectations" held on Kiyoko's social media profiles. It was also the last track to be announced off of Kiyoko's debut album.
During an album release Q&A Hayley revealed that Molecules is dedicated to a friend whose brother was tragically murdered. She was inspired by a line recited at a memorial, in which someone said, "he’s not gone, just that his molecules have rearranged."
Later, during a Q&A in Lawrence, Hayley went more into detail about what inspired this song:
- "Molecules is my, well, my friend’s brother was murdered and I wrote that song about him. Because I was like – I’m sure you guys have gone through loss that doesn’t make sense and it was one of those things that was like, this doesn’t make any sense and I don’t know how to cope with this. And so that inspired that song."
- - Hayley Kiyoko
|March 30, 2018 • 48:37 • Atlantic • Empire|
|Released||Curious • Expectations (Overture) • Feelings • He'll Never Love You (HNLY) • Let It Be • Mercy/Gatekeeper • Molecules • Palm Dreams • Sleepover • Under the Blue/Take Me In • Wanna Be Missed • What I Need • xx|
|Unreleased||Blame Joy • Curious (Acoustic)|
|Hayley Kiyoko • Kehlani|