NEW MUSIC: MANDY MOORE | FOUR MOONS
Mandy Moore is back with the new single “Four Moons” from her forthcoming full-length studio album "In Real Life," out May 13 via Verve Forecast. The acoustic-guitar-laced “Four Moons” is filled with heavenly harmonies and hypnotic B3 organ. At the same time, Moore spins a portrait of her life with her husband, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, proclaiming her affection with unbridled feeling in the lyrics: “I want to hold your hand/ A little too much/ Step on your toes/ Pull you in close/ Never really close enough.” Mandy shares, “It’s about caring about someone so much and trying to savour every moment before it slips away to the next—things like our first Christmas together, or a meal we cooked that came out so wrong we just had to laugh about it. It’s asking, "Where did all the days go? When did everything start to feel like it was on fast-forward?" and just wanting to squeeze him and our life together as tight as I can and not let go.” The new album, "In Real Life," brings a heightened sense of self-possession to Moore’s songwriting, imbuing each track with detailed storytelling and lucid self-reflection. Throughout the album, Moore suffuses her lyrics with unguarded humanity that’s undeniably tied to her philosophy as a songwriter. “To me, it’s all about staying open, staying aware, staying sensitive and empathetic to the people around me,” she says. This summer, Moore will headline an extensive tour of North America in support of the new album and her first tour in over a decade. The video is set to premiere exclusively on Facebook.