There was a time, around the turn of the century, when Mandy Moore the pop singer and Mandy Moore the actor existed simultaneously, touring with *NSYNC and starring alongside Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries. But as she outgrew both bubblegum pop and bubblegum roles, so to speak, her simultaneous careers became richer, her talent deeper. Moore's albums, especially, showcased a sophisticated singer-turned-songwriter invested in pop music's history, for which she never really got much credit.
Moore is now the star of the NBC family drama This Is Us (she covered a Linda Ronstadt song for that show's soundtrack, too) and the voice of Rapunzel on Disney's Tangled: The Series, but it's been a decade since she released the album Amanda Leigh.
After over a year of teasing, Mandy Moore‘s new song is here!
The 35-year-old dropped her first new tune, When I Wasn’t Watching, along with an accompanying music video at midnight on Monday, and the pop-rock track is already getting praise!