This week, Mandy Moore makes a music comeback with her first album in 11 years. Courtesy of he-who-shall-not-be-named, she was unable to release music, and it soon fell to the waste side. Her role on This is Us reignited that craving again, and now, Silver Landings was the result.
A standout called “Fifteen” honors her 15-year-old self, allowing her own faults to seep through but with warmth, wisdom, and acceptance. “Still a part of me,” she loops that phrase until it washes over the listener. What’s done is done, and there’s no reason wallowing in it, she seems to say.
She’s said her peace, and the future looks brighter than ever.
Listen to “Fifteen” below.