Mandy Moore to collaborate with husband Ryan Adams on new album
(CBS News) When Mandy Moore sits down to write her next album, she won’t be alone.
Her husband, singer-songwriter Ryan Adams, will likely be along for the ride. The couple, who wed in 2009, recently started collaborating for the follow-up to Moore’s 2009 release, “Amanda Leigh.”
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“I’m probably going to work with my husband on this album,” Moore told CBSNews.com. “I’m not sure necessarily in what capacity, but we’ve been writing a little bit together. He has a studio, so I definitely want to make my record there.”
Since her last studio release, Moore, 28, voiced a character and recorded songs for the 2010 animated film “Tangled.” She also performed the Oscar-nominated track, “I See the Light,” at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony.
“There’s a lot to say and a lot that’s happened to me in the last three or so years since the last record’s come out,” Moore explained. “So I have been writing a lot and it’s definitely going to be an intense, emotional record. I’m excited about it. I’m excited to get into the studio and start recording.”
As for the album’s sound, Moore said she’ll follow the path she’s been forging on the last couple of albums. She’s also expanded her musical palette, thanks to Adams.
“He certainly inspires me,” Moore said of her husband. “There’s tremendous influence right now around the house — from the music I’ve been introduced to, and being very happy and in a healthy, happy relationship. I think that still garners a lot of material to write about.”
Although Moore is focused on music at the moment, she hasn’t forgotten about her acting career. Moore, who’s appeared in “Princess Diaries,” “License to Wed” and “A Walk to Remember,” wants her next film role to feel “organic” and “right.”
“I like to have my plate as full as possible. I also try to be picky and choosy and find things that are going to help you grow and evolve and challenge you,” she said. “If projects don’t really fit that kind of criteria then I’m happy to try to be as patient as possible and wait for the right things to come along.”
For now, that “right thing” is music. Moore told CBSNews.com she’s eager to get the album done and released by the end of 2012 or early 2013.