Silver Landings is the seventh studio album by Mandy Moore, set to be released on March 6, 2020, via Verve Forecast Records and also her first new album in a decade.
According to Billboard, over the decade since her last album, 2009’s Amanda Leigh, Mandy Moore was stifled creatively by what she recently told The New York Times was psychologically abusive behavior by her ex-husband, Ryan Adams, and she was at a loss for how to get back into the music industry by the time she filed for divorce in 2015. “It was like, the machine has been completely shut down and sold for parts — I wouldn’t even know how to start this thing back up again!” she jokes.
Then This Is Us debuted, and Mandy Moore found unprecedented success playing a character who’s also a singer stifled by circumstance. “Every time I sang live on set, I felt kind of rusty — but man, it really lit a fire in me again,” she says. “I’d forgotten how much I loved this.” She then started writing with Viola and her new husband, Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith. “I felt like I’ve had a whole trove of life lived under my belt I wanted to make sense of through songwriting,” says Moore. “There was a lot of shit I had to unpack as a human, as a woman, as a musician.”