Wednesday, December 18, 2013

New Mary Lambert EP

Seattle-based singer-songwriter and newly minted two-time Grammy Award nominee Mary Lambert releases her EP for Capitol Records, entitled Welcome To The Age Of My Body. The EP is available now on iTunes and Amazon.
Inspired by confessional folk singers as well as spoken-word poets, Lambert is a fearless and candid songwriter, who empowers both herself and her listeners with her art. Welcome To The Age Of My Body features four songs that showcase her ethereal, lilting voice and soul-baring lyricism. The EP's first single, "She Keeps Me Warm," illuminates romantic love, while incorporating Lambert's anthemic hook from "Same Love" to tell what she calls "the other side of the ["Same Love"] story. In contrast, the dark, desperate "Sarasvati" is an invitation to listeners to be vulnerable. Those songs are bookended by two versions of a partially spoken-word piece set to skittering rhythms and electronic textures called "Body Love." Part 1 is aggressively critical about the self-destructive side of negative body image, while Part 2 comes from a softer place of acceptance. "You are no less valuable as a size 16 than a size 4," she declares.
Lambert first captured the public's attention for writing and singing the transcendent chorus to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' ground-breaking marriage-equality anthem "Same Love" and performing it with them on the MTV Video Music Awards, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and The Colbert Report. The first Top 40 hit to explicitly promote gay marriage, "Same Love" has reached double-platinum status in the U.S. and earned Lambert two Grammy Award nominations, for "Song Of The Year" and "Album Of The Year." The song's hook, which Lambert wrote in two hours, draws on Lambert's experiences as a lesbian growing up in a tumultuous Christian household.
A graduate of Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts, where she honed her composition skills, Lambert self-released her debut EP, Letters Don't Talk, in July of 2012, followed by her debut book of poetry, 500 Tips for Fat Girls in January of 2013. Out Magazine included her on its Out 100 list, while The New York Times profiled her on November 13th, noting that "As a singer, Ms. Lambert has a lovely voice that also has a bit of growl to it, which she deploys selectively." Read the full story here.

Lambert recently wrapped a fall tour with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, including three sold-out shows at her Seattle hometown's Key Arena. She is currently at work on a full-length album, produced by Eric Rosse (Tori Amos, Sara Bareilles), which Capitol Records will release next year.

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