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.
I hardly pay attention or remember artists. Its just not in me to remember who sings this or what song that was. I just know when it comes on that I like the song. Anyone else like that? I do know a few people that really have a mind for music, remember each and every song name and who sung it. Blows me away! Which is probably why I was surprised when I accepted to write up the review for Mary Lambert’s new album Heart on my Sleeve and fell in love. Then finding an older song of hers and realizing oh wait I have heard this before and loved it too. Now hear more about Mary Lambert Heart on my Sleeve.
Mary Lambert is a Seattle native, who achieved grand stardom after writing and singing the hook for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ marriage equality anthem “Same Love“.
This was the song when I realized oh no wonder I know her voice and loved her. She also rose to fame when she appeared on the Grammy’s singing this song with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’, and Madonna while QueenLatifah married 33 same sex couples on live air.
She is going to be even more famous, mark my words, with this new album Heart on my Sleeve. Its just amazing, just like she is.
Mary Lambert explains how Heart on my Sleeve came about:
Written within the past year (with lyrics by Lambert and music co-written by Lambert, co-producers Eric Rosse and Benny Cassette, and songwriter MoZella), Heart On My Sleeve is an honest depiction of where Lambert is now. “This year has been the best of my entire life, which is not to say it hasn’t come with its fair share of hurdles, heartbreak, and harsh lessons,” she says. “I can only write about the experiences I’ve had. I signed to a major label. I went through a break-up. I figured out how to be an independent person. I have been terrifyingly honest to the public about traumatic events in my life. I met the woman of my dreams. I have been on the road nonstop, away from those I love, but with the opportunity to sing about gay rights to hundreds of thousands of people. This album is inspired by the depth of all of that love, and the journey that it takes to get there.”
“Be With Me,” which she wrote around the time she met her girlfriend. “It hit me like a ton of bricks,” she says. “You can’t control how love happens to you, but I just knew that my entire life had shifted in that moment. I’m clinically bi-polar, so it was like, ‘Am I in a swing? Is this real? Did I miss my meds?’”
Mary Lambert is just a powerful mix of fun pop and meaningful words that make you think. I truly adore her and can’t state enough that I think you’ll love her just as much as I do now.
I just can’t pick a favorite, because I truly did love the whole album. Secrets shared up above though was pretty great and special.
Buy her album now! You will not regret it and will listen to it over and over again. I promise.