Mandy Moore is back. The singer-songwriter and actress has shared “When I Wasn’t Watching,” her first new piece of original music in a decade. (In 2017 she covered “Willin’” by Little Feat for the original soundtrack to “This Is Us.”) Listen to “When I Wasn’t Watching” below.
Moore’s last studio album, Amanda Leigh, was released in 2009. Earlier this year, she opened up about the experiences she had during her marriage to singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, who Moore claimed was psychologically abusive to her. Speaking to the New York Times, she said that Adams offered to help her with her music career before subsequently stifling her output while discouraging her from working with other producers or music managers.
In an interview with Marc Maron, Moore elaborated further on how her relationship with Adams stifled her career and opened up about her new songs. “They’re very personal,” she said. “I mean, I feel like I’ve lived a life in the last 10 years. I have got plenty to say.”