Heart on My Sleeve

Heart on My Sleeve

by Mary Lambert


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A year after her vocals on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" made her into a star, Mary Lambert delivered Heart on My Sleeve, her full-length debut. Unlike Welcome to the Age of My Body, her time-buying 2013 EP, this downplays Lambert's roots as a poet, instead positioning her as a somewhat conventional singer/songwriter. This means, despite a doleful voice-and-piano reading of Rick Springfield's "Jessie's Girl," Heart on My Sleeve resembles the immaculate melodicism of Sara Bareilles more than the elusive, elliptical Tori Amos. Lambert may find space for a passing piece of poetry and mildly incongruous cameos from Angel Haze and K. Flay (their appearances feels like a nod to her own hip-hop-fueled rise), but the heart of the record lies in sweetly melancholic adult contemporary that is easy to digest. Coming after the willfully quirky Welcome to the Age of My Body, this shift is something of a surprise, but by emphasizing melody and feel over art and angst, Lambert's come up with a debut that goes down quite smoothly.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/14/2014
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0602537911974
catalogNumber: 002121302
Rank: 243389

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mary Lambert   Primary Artist
Mark Browne   Bass
Matt Chamberlain   Drums
David Ralicke   Trombone,Trumpet,Euphonium,Horn Engineer
Bruce Watson   Guitar
Cameron Stone   Cello
Michael Carey   Guitar
Robert Petersen   Bass,Guitar
Benny Cassette   Drums,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Eric Rosse   Piano,Keyboards
Adam Feldman   Guitar

Technical Credits

Maureen McDonald   Composer
Gavin Taylor   Art Direction
MoZella   Engineer,Additional Production
Michael Carey   Guitar Engineer
Benny Cassette   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Richard Springthorpe   Composer
Chris Reynolds   Engineer,Drum Engineering
Raykeea Wilson   Composer
Benedetto Rotondi   Composer
Ricky Reed   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Horn Arrangements
Mary Lambert   Composer
Eric Rosse   Composer,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
Kristine Flaherty   Composer

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