Mandy Moore's new song "Fifteen" is a love letter to her "Candy" era, and we’re nostalgic
In January, Mandy Moore announced she will be releasing a brand new album after an 11-year hiatus from the studio. Silver Landings is due out March 6th, and Moore just gave us another tidbit of what the album will sound like. Her latest single off the album, titled “Fifteen,” is a reflective song all about how that young girl who sang “Candy” back in 1999 is still very much a part of her.
Not only is the song about the young pop star Moore used to be, but it also encompasses her developing relationship with music.
“She thought she was makin’ music / But she was only filling seats,” Moore sings in “Fifteen.” “No regrets, with a few exceptions / Every wrong turn was the right direction.”
And in case you weren’t already feeling nostalgic for Moore’s young pop star moment, she really digs into the vibe of 1999, from the music to the style. At the time, “Candy” was hitting the charts, and the singer was touring with Jordan Knight and NSYNC.
So while, yes, “Fifteen” is a throwback to another moment in Moore’s long career, it’s also a showcase of how she is growing with her music.
Moore’s husband, Taylor Goldsmith, who co-wrote songs and played guitar on Silver Landings, spoke out proudly about his wife’s growth in the music industry.
“Fifteen” is the second single Moore has released off Silver Landings. The first, “Save a Little For Yourself,” is also a deep dive into Moore’s past, and was inspired by Moore needing to regain her independence after a controlling relationship with her ex-husband, Ryan Adams.
These two tracks are making us so excited for Moore’s Silver Landings to drop. We’ll be listening on repeat when March 6th rolls around.