Mandy Moore has stepped back into the spotlight in recent years and is now taking it to another level in a big musical way.
For the past three years, fans have been celebrating Mandy Moore’s big return to the acting world in This Is Us. I have personally loved watching her as Rebecca Pearson, matriarch of the Pearson family. Side note: I cannot be happier for her recent Emmy nomination after she was snubbed for that heartbreaking hospital scene when Jack died. After making a name for herself in the acting world, Moore has once again decided to dabble into the music world. I for one am very excited about this new music and can genuinely say I actually like the first single.
The single is the first song on a new album Mandy Moore promised is coming in the near future. The last time fans like myself had the pleasure of hearing original music from Moore was in June of 2009 with her sixth studio album Amanda Leigh. The only time we have heard her sing after that has been in movies, such as Tangled, or TV shows like This Is Us. Now, I’m going to admit I was pretty young when Mandy Moore’s biggest hits we released so I’m not super nostalgic for new music, but I do love her voice. My favorite part of A Walk to Remember has always been when Mandy Moore sings in the play.
The single is called “When I Wasn’t Watching” and is definitely a bop. The song is all about Mandy Moore’s journey of self discovery, referencing the ways we can all get lost and lose our purpose. She talks about how if you spend your life waiting for something amazing to happen to free you from hardships, you will end up waiting forever. Mandy Moore has gone through a few hardships in her past, in regards to her ex-husband. Because of this, I can only assume those experiences played a role in the writing process.
Anyways, a release date for the album has yet to be announced but you can bet I will listen to any new music she releases. Her voice is just amazing and her talent deserves to be heard worldwide. I hope it is appreciated as much as it was back in the 90s and early 2,000s.