Mandy Moore's first new album in 10 years, Silver Landings is a reference to a lyric on the album's titular last song: "Reaching for golden ribbons up in the air/But I'm looking for silver landings." The title track was the last song Moore wrote for the album and became emblematic of the journey she's been through in the past decade, what it took to get to the point of re-embracing this part of her life, and the expectations therein.
Moore released a new song and video for 'Save A Little For Yourself" off the album, a song about prioritizing yourself and taking better care. Moore says of the song: "Sometimes writing a song feels like giving myself the advice I know I need the most and it's often the hardest to heed. It makes the song almost a mantra of sorts - something I know I'll continue learning because it bears repeating.
"Save a Little for Yourself" is sort of the other half of a love song that we don't always talk about or acknowledge. Sure, we should open ourselves up, let people in and love them as wholly as possible but none of that carries any water if we're not taking care of ourselves first and foremost. It might not be as romantic, but it's an equally important part of the equation."
Moore recorded Silver Landings live to tape with a full band in one studio in Los Angeles. A purposeful departure from the more tightly structured pop of her previous material, the album was produced by long-time collaborator Mike Viola and prominently features her husband Taylor Goldsmith (singer/guitarist/songwriter for L.A.-based folk-rock band Dawes) as well as Jason Boesel, formerly of Rilo Kiley. The album deftly moves from '70s inspired soft-rock to contemporary pop.
There's nothing less than a fully realized, brilliantly written, produced, arranged and delivered song on this album. One great hook-filled melody follows the next. When the title tune ends, you'll know Moore and company have taken you for a heartfelt personal ride you'll want to take again. And again.
- Vinyl LP
- Gatefold jacket
- I'd Rather Lose
- Save A Little For Yourself
- Tryin' My Best, Los Angeles
- Easy Target
- When I Wasn't Watching
- Stories Reminding Myself Of Me
- If That's What It Takes
- Silver Landings