If you’ve never heard of Mary Lambert, you will shortly. Her album Heart On My Sleeve dropped on October 14th and it is phenomenal!
If you feel like the name is familiar but you can’t quite place it, let me give you a little refresher… she wrote and sang the hook on this 2012 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song… and it transformed her career!
After struggling financially and personally for years, the 25 year old singer’s career took off when she sang the hook “She Keeps Me Warm” for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ hit “Same Love” in 2012.
In 2013 Lambert signed with Capitol Records and released the EP Welcome To The Age of My Body which included an extended version of “She Keeps Me Warm”.
In January 2014, because of her work on “Same Love,” Lambert was nominated for Song of the Year and Album of the Year alongside Macklemore (Ben Haggerty) and Ryan Lewis.
In her debut full-length album Heart On My Sleeve, Lambert puts her heart and soul into every song. They are genuine, open and intimate, full of her life experiences. The first single “Secrets” is fun and upbeat and the lyrics are catchy with a great message. Her beautiful, soulful ballad rendition of “Jessie’s Girl” gave me goosebumps. I can’t choose just one favorite song, but I especially love “Sum Of Our Parts,” “Chasing the Moon,” “Secrets,” and “Jessie’s Girl”.
Lambert’s lyrics speak to a diverse audience because they are relatable, honest and convey emotions that everyone feels. She is just pure perfection! Buy this album, you will not be disappointed!
Check out the official music video for Mary Lambert “Secrets,” the popular song has been all over the radio and rightly so.
Written within the past year, Heart On My Sleeve is an honest depiction of where Lambert is now. “It’s a statement for me as an artist, but also a statement for me as a human being,” she continues. “I spent a lot of my life feeling really small and worthless, and to put out an album where I’ve gotten to say exactly what I want is gratifying beyond words. It’s a moment for me not to be a doormat anymore and to feel powerful and hopefully inspire that in other people in a way that’s fun and makes people feel something. I think that’s the message of the whole thing.”
Disclosure: I participated in the Mary Lambert Heart On My Sleeve album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided a free album to review but all opinions are my own.