NEW YORK, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Mandy Moore will release her new,
highly anticipated album, "Wild Hope," on May 8 via the innovative
partnership between The Firm Music and EMI Distribution.
Recorded at Allaire Studios in Woodstock, NY and produced by John
Alagia (John Mayer, Dave Matthews, Liz Phair), "Wild Hope" epitomizes a
labor of love and showcases Moore's foray into songwriting. In
collaboration with a slew of critically acclaimed singer-songwriters such
as Rachael Yamagata, The Weepies, and Lori McKenna, among others, the
result of this two year endeavor is an organic, folk album with pop
sensibilities boasting beautifully constructed melodies, compelling vocals
and sophisticated lyrical content.
"Wild Hope," clearly influenced by consummate artists such as Joni
Mitchell and Fleetwood Mac, commences with the striking song,
"Extraordinary," a collaboration with indie pop-folk duo, The Weepies and
concludes with the breathtaking ballad, "Gardenia," co-written by Chantal
Kreviazuk. Moore penned songs like the upbeat "All Good Things," also with
The Weepies, the revealing "Most of Me" with Lori McKenna and "Ladies
Choice" -- a steadfast & symphonious anthem -- with Rachael Yamagata.
"Making this record has been the most exciting and fulfilling creative
experience of my life," Moore explains. "I knew exactly what type of album
I wanted to make & firmly held my ground." She continues, "It is therefore
especially rewarding to be part of a venture in which artistic freedom is
encouraged," Moore proudly states in reference to the progressive label
deal designed to better benefit artists, while affording them substantial
In July 2006, entertainment talent management company The Firm and EMI
North America announced the launch of Firm Music, a unique artist-friendly
venture, which has taken the unprecedented step of splitting all revenues
with artists signed to the company rather than the traditional royalty
structure. EMI will distribute Firm Music in the U.S., and has licensing
rights for the rest of the world.
Moore, a multi-talent who has already achieved an impressive level of
crossover success, will also appear in multiple films this year co-starring
with the likes of Diane Keaton, Robin Williams and Billy Crudup, among
other esteemed actors.
SOURCE The Firm Music