Mandy Moore’s ‘Wild Hope’ LP Is Finally Available On Streaming Services
Depending on your age, you probably know Mandy Moore better for playing Rebecca Pearson on This Is Us or remember her as the Y2K phenom responsible for gems like “Candy” and “I Wanna Be With You” (or my favorite, “Crush”). In between those eras, she went through a singer/songwriter phase and dropped a couple of seriously underrated albums including 2007’s Wild Hope. The opus has just been rereleased and is now available on streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify for the very first time. (Hopefully, the 33-year-old also uploads a HQ version of the quirky “Extraordinary” video to YouTube).
After recording a lovely covers album, Mandy decided to take control of sound and head in an entirely new direction on Wild Hope. Produced by John Alagia, she co-wrote the album with indie/folk heavyweights Rachael Yamagata, Chantal Kreviazuk, Michelle Branch, Lori McKenna and The Weepies. The album produced a pair of memorable singles (the above-mentioned “Extraordinary” and biting “Nothing That You Are”) but it didn’t sell as expected. Excitingly, Mandy is hoping to reignite her music career in 2018. Until then, revisit her lost album below.