Before Mary Lambert achieved “quasi-stardom” (as she puts it in her typical self-deprecating way) for writing and singing the hook on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ marriage equality anthem “Same Love,” the Seattle native was an aspiring singer-songwriter who also worked as a brunch waitress and bartender. After years of struggling both financially and personally, Lambert suddenly found herself signed to Capitol Records, releasing an EP (Welcome To The Age of My Body), getting nominated for two Grammy Awards (for “Song of the Year” and “Album of The Year”), and making history performing on the Grammy telecast with Macklemore, Lewis, and Madonna, while Queen Latifah memorably married 33 same-sex couples.
Mary has an amazing voice and is ready to steal your heart with her first full length album Heart On My Sleeve. The album features 11 songs. I love that the style of music is different in almost every song. From catchy piano covers to R&B Pop sounds. There are even gospel sounds on this album! The diverse sounds and deep lyrics leave me craving more from Mary Lambert!
After listening to the album a few times I realize Mary Lambert is complex, vulnerable and completely talented! She is going to steal a few hearts and sell a ton of albums! This one is great, it will be popular with people of all ages. Even my husband sings along to some of the songs. My kids are all crazy for her cover of Jessie’s girl!
If you have a music lover on your shopping list this holiday season make a note to get a copy Mary Lambert’s Heart on My Sleeve and you are guaranteed to get a huge smile in return. Mary is talented, has a great voice and will give you goosebumps a few times on a few different songs.