26 April, 2022Print
Mandy Moore Shares New Single “Four Moons”New Album ‘In Real Life’ Out May 13 On Verve Forecast; Summer 2022 Tour Dates On Sale Now
LISTEN TO “FOUR MOONS” HERE
Today, Mandy Moore shares the new single “Four Moons,” from her forthcoming full-length studio album In Real Life, out on May 13 via Verve Forecast. This summer, Moore will headline an extensive tour of North America in support of the new album. It is her first tour in over a decade and tickets are on sale now.
For concert tickets, visit HERE.
To pre-order In Real Life click HERE.
Tune in to the “Four Moons” video premiere exclusively on Facebook at 11:00am EST HERE.
The acoustic-guitar-laced “Four Moons” is filled with heavenly harmonies and hypnotic B3 organ, while 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 savor 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 both detailed storytelling and lucid self-reflection. All throughout the album Moore suffuses her lyrics with an 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.
Produced by Mike Viola (Andrew Bird, Ondara, Lori McKenna), the album expands on the whirlwind creative momentum Moore first set into motion on 2020’s Silver Landings. To that end, Moore matches the album’s potent emotional current with a gloriously unpredictable sound, touched with elements of everything from jangly college-rock to cinematic synth-pop to classic singer/songwriter simplicity. Thanks to the charmed camaraderie and playful experimentation of Moore and her collaborators—including Goldsmith and his brother/Dawes bandmate Griffin Goldsmith, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius, keyboardist Lee Pardini (The War on Drugs, Aimee Mann), and bassist Sebastian Steinberg (Sharon Van Etten, Phoebe Bridgers)—In Real Life embodies a dreamy effervescence even in its most heavy-hearted moments.
For additional information on the album and upcoming shows, visit mandymoore.com.