If you don’t think you know Mary Lambert, you at least know her voice from her vocals on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love”. Her hit “Secrets” is currently climbing the pop charts and her new album Heart On My Sleeve will be in stores October 14, 2014.
I recently received a copy of the album to review and I have to say she had me at the first two sentences of the Secrets lyrics: “I’ve got bipolar disorder. My shit’s not in order.” I had hoped for more fun, quirky, spunky songs like the one that started the album, but was still enjoyed the pretty love songs and catchy pop songs. Mary has an intriguing voice and a way with lyrics. I love her slowed-down version of Rick Springfield’s Jesse’s Girl with piano and strings and that may just be my favorite track on the album.
Mary Lambert wrote the album over the past year (with lyrics by Lambert and music co-written by Lambert, co-producers Eric Rosse and Benny Cassette, and songwriter MoZella) and is a reflection of where she is in her life. She says, “This year has been the best of my entire life, which is not to say it hasn’t come with its fair share of hurdles, heartbreak, and harsh lessons. I can only write about the experiences I’ve had. I signed to a major label. I went through a break-up. I figured out how to be an independent person. I have been terrifyingly honest to the public about traumatic events in my life. I met the woman of my dreams. I have been on the road nonstop, away from those I love, but with the opportunity to sing about gay rights to hundreds of thousands of people. This album is inspired by the depth of all of that love, and the journey that it takes to get there.”
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