Artist of the Month: Mary Lambert


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Check out Mary Lambert’s new album, “Heart on My Sleeve.”

Chaela Williams, A&E writer/editor

Mary Lambert gained minor fame for writing and singing the hook on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ marriage equality anthem, “Same Love.” Lambert’s contribution to “Same Love” was drawn upon her experiences as “a lesbian growing up in a strict Christian upbringing.” After years of struggling both financially and personally, Lambert suddenly found herself signed to Capitol Records.

After releasing two EPs (Letters Don’t Talk and Welcome to the Age of My Body), Lambert has finally released an album. Her full-length debut album, Heart On My Sleeve was released on Oct 14 of this year.

“I like to describe Heart On My Sleeve as a pop album with conscience,” said Lambert in a press release. “This album is inspired by the depth of all of that love, and the journey that it takes to get there.”

The album’s first single, “Secrets” speaks out about vulnerability and how to challenge beauty standards. Heart On My Sleeve has less political content than “Same Love” but the album has a few songs portraying a same sex relationship. “Ribcage” is a physiological metaphor of the singers physical content that Lambert‘s physical and emotional openness. Mary’s cover of Rick Springfield’s “Jessie’s Girl” replaces the testosterone-fueled lyrics and chords with sweet piano chords Lambert’s delicate falsetto.

Make sure to buy Mary Lambert’s debut album, Heart On My Sleeve on iTunes or in stores now.