Release Date: Mar 6, 2020
Record label: Verve
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter
After successfully transitioning out of teen pop stardom into the more refined arena of tasteful adult pop, Mandy Moore's music career was more or less shelved during the 2010s while her acting career took flight. Although she began hinting at a follow-up to 2009's crafty Mike Viola collaboration, Amanda Leigh, as early as 2012 -- stating at the time that it would likely be recorded with then-husband Ryan Adams -- the project languished and eventually fell by the wayside in the latter part of the decade as her role on the hit NBC series This Is Us turned her into a Golden Globe-nominated television star. After an 11-year gap, Moore is back with Silver Landings, an impeccably recorded volume of contemplative pop songs with an inviting West Coast feel that takes cues from Fleetwood Mac's late-'70s heyday.
At the start of the last decade, Mandy Moore began working on her seventh album with her then-husband Ryan Adams. It never materialized. Moore said that she and Adams wrote songs together that Adams never scheduled the studio time to record. He allegedly prevented her from trying to hire other producers to help complete the album, and would tell her she wasn't a real musician because she couldn't play an instrument.