Molly Kate Kestner’s powerful, self-written song has brought tears to the eyes of millions of YouTube viewers and is now available on iTunes, the Star Tribune reports. The song is an emotionally packed story set to a beautiful melody. Kestner’s strong voice billowed over the piano’s beautiful chords right into the hearts of the populace.
— kevin seney (@kevinseney) May 14, 2014
If you haven’t listen to this yet do it now! @molly_kate95 His Daughter ~ Molly Kate Kestner (Original) http://t.co/ZawLowbbgG
— Pink Diamond ✨ (@PinkAndDimonds) May 14, 2014
This song. Just wow.. “His Daughter ~ Molly Kate Kestner (Original)” http://t.co/QJ1xoYBLkC
— Vanessa Quinones (@nesquinones) May 11, 2014
ABC News reported that Molly Kate Kestner wrote her emotional song in only 15 minutes. The teen has been writing songs for over a decade, but this is Molly’s favorite piece, and she shared it with the world. When the video was first going viral, Inquisitr quoted Kestner as explaining, “Okay….So this is probably my favorite song I’ve ever written. I wrote it a year ago but I never posted it because I wanted to save it for my senior solo, but now that’s over…so I am FINALLY sharing it with the world.”
Molly Kate Kestner is from Austin, Minnesota. Kestner said she wrote “His Daughter” last year, but uploaded it, appropriately, on Easter Sunday this year. Her voice in the iTunes-available song is described as angelic and fans have been quoted saying, “Move over Taylor Swift.” ABC News likened Kestner to Cinderella in the middle of her dance. The story is certain not to fizzle with a mere viral YouTube video and a couple of iTunes hits.
The Austin High School senior has already been featured on media outlets worldwide and even appeared on ABC‘s “World News With Diane Sawyer.”
Sawyer said of Molly Kate Kestner, “A star is born, a video we’ve watched, all of you sharing all day, 6 million views for a teenage girl and a song played on an out-of-tune piano.”
The song amazed audiences with more than just the powerful vocals from Kestner. The teen’s poignant lyrics, a fictional story based on a timeless tale of abuse and healing, were both haunting and beautiful:
And as she laid there in that bed,
99 years old.
She grabbed her son’s hand and said.
‘There’s something you must know…’
“His Daughter” is now available on iTunes. “His Daughter” sells on iTunes for only $1.29 and an acoustic version is available for the same price. Kester told the Austin Daily Heraldthat she is carefully considering offers, but right now, the teen is still focusing on her senior year of High School. This fall, Molly plans to attend North Central.
In case you missed it, or simply want to listen to the enchanting musical story again before purchasing it on iTunes, here is Molly Kate Kestner’s viral YouTube video: