Singer, actress and superstar Mandy Moore
will release her new, highly anticipated album, Wild Hope
, on June 19 via the innovative partnership between The Firm Music and EMI Distribution.
Recorded at Allaire Studios in Woodstock, NY and produced by John Alagia (John Mayer
, Dave Matthews
, Liz Phair
), Wild Hope
epitomizes a labor of love and showcases Moore's foray into songwriting. In collaboration with a slew of critically acclaimed singer-songwriters such as Rachael Yamagata
, The Weepies
, Lori McKenna
, among others, the result of this two year endeavor is an organic, folk album with pop sensibilities boasting beautifully constructed melodies, compelling vocals and sophisticated lyrical content. Wild Hope
, clearly influenced by consummate artists such as Joni Mitchell
and Fleetwood Mac
, commences with the striking song, "Extraordinary," a collaboration with indie pop-folk duo, The Weepies and concludes with the breathtaking ballad, "Gardenia," co-written by Chantal Kreviazuk
. Moore penned songs like the upbeat "All Good Things" also with The Weepies, the revealing "Most of Me" with Lori McKenna and "Ladies Choice" –a steadfast & symphonious anthem - with Rachael Yamagata.
"Making this record has been the most exciting and fulfilling creative experience of my life," Moore explains. "I knew exactly what type of album I wanted to make & firmly held my ground." She continues, "It is therefore especially rewarding to be part of a venture in which artistic freedom is encouraged," Moore proudly states in reference to the progressive label deal designed to better benefit artists, while affording them substantial creative input.
Moore, a multi-talent who has already achieved an impressive level of crossover success, will also appear in multiple films this year co-starring with the likes of Diane Keaton
, Robin Williams
and Billy Crudup
, among other esteemed actors.
Watch the video for 'Extraordinary':Windows
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