6.12.09 - Feature from USA Today "Mandy Moore expands musical, family horizons", click here to read.
6.03.09 - Mandy is performing on Fallon Friday, June 5 and on The View Tuesday, June 9.
6.03.09 - Vote for Mandy's video on VH1 20 Countdown, click here.
6.01.09 - Mandy hosting FUSE's Viewers Choice Countdown show airdates: Premieres Tue 6/9 at 3pm: Repeats:
Thu 6/11 11am, Fri 6/12 5pm and Sat 6/13 7pm.
5.22.09 - Mandy to be on the Ellen show on Tuesday, May 26th.
5.18.09 - Mandy Moore joins PSI to launch malaria prevention
campaign in Southern Sudan, click here
5.17.09 - Mandy Moore
To Discuss and Perform Songs Off New Album, click here.
5.10.09 - Find out how to meet Mandy Moore and Attend a Very Special Acoustic Performance in NYC, click here
4.21.09 - Mandy will perform on the Tavis Smiley show on June 1st.
4.20.09 - Mandy's new video for her new single "I Could Break Your Heart any Day of the Week" is premeiring on Yahoo. Click here to view.
4.17.09 - Mandy will perform on the Tonight Show on 5/20 and The Ellen DeGeneres Show 5/27.
3.15.09 - Mandy is on the cover of Marie Claire, out now.
3.02.09 - Gain® and Singer-Songwriter/Actress Mandy Moore Invite Scent Enthusiasts to “Fall in Love” ...read more
“I'm fully aware that when some people hear my name in a musical context, it's not often equated to anything earth-shattering. Yet, in many ways, this new record finds itself in a similar vein to the previous one, "Wild Hope." While “Amanda Leigh” was recorded in a much more concise period of time, both albums just feel like a real body of work, more connected to each other – both personally and musically.
When starting to really brainstorm about where the next musical venture should live, I decided to reach out to a few favorite artists of mine to see if they'd be interested in collaborating. I met Mike Viola through a mutual friend, Inara George, and within minutes of our first encounter, the mere mention of my love for Paul McCartney’s “Ram” set our working relationship in motion. Before I knew it, we were sitting around a microphone in his home studio writing a song. I quickly realized that Mike and I shared a love of so much of the same music and he innately understood the direction my music was taking me and where I wanted to take the music. Although it was immediately clear in my mind, I'm not sure I even asked Mike to produce the album; I just assumed he would…thankfully our collective assumptions and hopes prevailed.
Suffice it to say, our common admiration (or perhaps, obsession) for the likes of Todd Rundgren, Joni Mitchell, CSNY and Nilsson, among many others, ran amok throughout the writing and eventual recording experience together.
From my perspective, the process of co-writing is rather vulnerable and can often be fairly hit or miss. It really takes the right partnership to allow honesty and comfort to reign. What worked so well with Mike and I was that we obviously brought different things to the table but worked from the same place.... we had one common interest in mind. We pushed one another and never thought twice about fearlessly stepping up to the plate with any and all ideas.
We toyed with a number of ways to record the record….turn my house into a recording studio, go the conventional route of finding a great space in L.A. and even the idea of combining these two avenues. Mike had often talked about including his friend, Ducky Carlisle, who was not only an encyclopedia of music but also a kick-ass drummer with a super cozy studio in the basement of his home outside of Boston. Sure, it was a deviation from the way I've recorded music in the past, but it felt like the only way to go about working on this record.