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Mandy Moore 'Stuck in the 70s' On Forthcoming Album

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mandy Moore 'Stuck in the 70s' On Forthcoming Album


In a recent interview with Digital Spy, singer/songwriter/actress Mandy Moore opened up a little bit about her forthcoming 7th studio album. From the sound of it, Moore will be continuing on in the same Adult Contemporary direction as her last two albums, 2007's Wild Hope and 2009's Amanda Leigh.
"I'm stuck in the '70s. I think it'll always have that kind of influence. Joni Mitchell, Todd Rundgren, Harry Nilsson, McCartney - that's the sort of stuff I'm really inspired and influenced by."
I can't say this is shocking news in the slightest, especially after her marriage to Ryan Adams almost 2 years ago. While there's always a part of me that wishes Moore would go back to that manufactured "Factory-line pop" sound that made her famous back in 1999, she's given every indication that she's put her bubblegum pop past behind her completely.
"Factory-line pop, I like that. Gosh, that's where I started as a kid when you don't have any creative input or input at all. That's what ends up happening. It's nice to have the control to make choices now."
Whatever she winds up doing with her next record, I will be supporting it. I've really enjoyed her last three albums, particularly Coverage. When Moore released Coverage back in 2003, it was a VAST stylistic departure from her previous self titled 2001 release that included top 40 fare like "In My Pocket," "Crush" and "Cry." While there will ALWAYS be a place in my heart for "Candy," the fact that Mandy Moore is putting out the music that she wants to put out is refreshing. Not a lot of artists can afford this sort of a luxury. Check out the video for "I Could Break Your Heart Any Day Of The Week," off of her Amanda Leigh album below. {SOURCE}



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