If you’re a real ‘90s baby, you’re all too familiar with the significance Mandy Moore and her amazing set of vocal chords held in the late ‘90s to early 2000s.
It’s been almost 10 years since we’ve heard anything regarding a Mandy Moore album, but over the weekend, the 33-year-old This Is Us star surprised fans by taking to Instagram to announce her plans to dive back into her love for music.
“Getting back to it. It’s time. I miss it. I’m not scared anymore. No more excuses. No more allowing someone’s else insecurities to dictate my relationship to music and singing. Boom,” Moore included in her caption.
Although way too short for our liking, the video teased a demo of what kind of music we can expect to hear from Moore if she does decide to release a full project. The chill, piano-centric tune is a bit different from what fans heard on her last album, Amanda Leigh, the indie-pop experiment released in 2009. One of Amanda Leigh’s most prominent tracks was Moore’s “I Could Break Your Heart Any Day Of The Week.”
Including Amanda Leigh, Moore has released a total of six albums, starting with her debut studio album, So Real, which was released in 1999. “Candy” proved to be one of the more successful songs off of the project, becoming a Top 40 hit that went gold after three months. The music video even features a cameo from a young Scarlett Johansson!
The best of Mandy Moore also includes her So Real single, “Walk Me Home,” which is sure to bring you back to your teenage years, when you were always walking around with a portable CD player.
Outside of the work produced on her albums, over the years, we’ve also heard Moore’s stunning voice a variety of other projects. Back in 2007, Moore visited Smash on Yahoo! Music to share a cover of her favourite song, “Umbrella” by Rihanna.
Moore is also the voice behind Rapunzel in the Disney animated movie, Tangled. She’s credited on a number of songs on the movie’s soundtrack, including “When Will My Life Begin?”
Let’s not forget, A Walk to Remember, where Moore starred as Jamie Sullivan and gave us the tear-jerking song, “Only Hope.”
We’re not too sure about what’s been holding Moore back from music for so long, but we’re glad she’s overcome the necessary obstacles. New Mandy Moore music is hopefully coming our way very soon!