Mandy Moore reflects on her early music career as a teenager in ‘Fifteen,’ the latest single from her upcoming album Silver Landings, set for release on 6 March through Verve Forecast.
Moore has also shared the official video for the song, filmed live with a full band at United Studio B in Los Angeles, where the majority of Silver Landings was recorded. You can check it out below.
In ‘Fifteen’, Moore details the pride she feels towards her younger self — she’s “still a part of me,” she sings — while fully coming into her own as a mature artist.
“It’s been a full circle journey to embrace who I was as a teenager starting off in this industry and forgive my past self for judging her so harshly,” Moore wrote about the writing of ‘Fifteen’. “For years, I apologized for the creative output of that time but in the making of this new collection of music, I was able to process so much and have come to have great affection for that young girl, that part of me, because she’s the reason I’m here today.”
Silver Landings is Moore’s first album in 10 years, following 2009’s Amanda Leigh. She previously shared the album tracks ‘I’d Rather Lose,’ ‘When I Wasn’t Watching’ and ‘Save A Little For Yourself.” She also recently added two dates to her upcoming 2020 North American tour at the Massey Theatre in Vancouver, on 4 May, and the Ace Theater in Los Angeles on 16 May.
Newly signed to Verve Forecast (a label whose roster also includes such esteemed artists as T Bone Burnett and J.S. Ondara), Moore recorded Silver Landings live to tape with a full band in one studio in Los Angeles. Described as “a purposeful departure from the more tightly structured pop of her previous material”, the album was produced by long-time collaborator Mike Viola and prominently features her husband Taylor Goldsmith (singer/guitarist/songwriter for L.A.-based folk-rock band Dawes) as well as Jason Boesel, formerly of Rilo Kiley.
Silver Landings is out on 6 March and can be bought here.