It's been a little while since Mandy Moore was on our screens or on our Spotify playlists. Moore's last album, Amanda Leigh, came out in 2009, and although she's recurring roles in TV shows like Red Band Society, it's a long time since Moore had a major movie out. So what has the star of A Walk To Remember, one of Nicholas Sparks' best loved stories, been up? Where is Mandy Moore now, and what can we expect from the pop star in 2016?
As a self-confessed Mandy Moore obsessive, I'm excited to see and hear whatever Moore does next, particularly as some of her songs have soundtracked important moments of my life. Mandy Moore's album Wild Hope, which was released in 2007, is an incredible break-up album. Moore co-wrote tracks for Wild Hope with amazing artists like The Weepies, Rachael Yamagata, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Michelle Branch. A recent The Times of India interview given by Mandy Moore suggests that she plans to release new music in 2016. As Mike Wass at Idolator says, "With Gwen Stefani, Fergie and Jessica Simpson working on new albums, it’s fair to say that a ’00s revival is on the horizon."
The fact that we might be able to add Mandy Moore to this list of artists is too exciting. So what has Moore been up to recently?
1. She's Been Working With Charities PSI & ONE's Girls And Women
Earlier this year, Mandy Moore spent some time in India working with PSI, "a global non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of people in the developing world," and ONE's Girls and Women . As Moore tweeted, she's keen to highlight issues relating to women's health, particularly promoting "Better access to family planning," and to "improve sanitation."
2. Moore Was A Beauty Editor For Byrdie In 2014
Mandy Moore's style has always been on point, and, throughout 2014, she served as a Contributing Beauty Editor for Byrdie .
3. Moore Has Been Reprising Her Role As Rapunzel
Mandy Moore voiced Rapunzel in Disney's Tangled in 2010, and has since then reprised her role in the sequel, and in many of Disney's spin-offs products. Moore will also reprise her role as Rapunzel in the forthcoming TV series version of Tangled.
4. She's Been Recording New Music
In an interview with The Times of India, Moore talked about potentially re-entering the music industry in 2016, and I couldn't be more excited about the prospect! Moore said, “I’ve been working on music steadily for the last couple of years. I guess 2016 will be the re-emergence of my music. That side of my life has been dormant for too long in my opinion. I have a new zest for what I want to sing about." This is amazing news for Mandy Moore fans everywhere, as a new album is long overdue, and it'll be exciting to hear Moore's new sound.
5. Moore Has Been Voicing Sheriff Callie's Wild West
Mandy Moore has been providing the voice of Sheriff Callie in this Disney Junior show.
6. She's Been Filming A New Movie Role
Filming took place in the United Kingdom for new movie 47 Meters Down , which is about two sisters who get trapped in a shark observation cage while on vacation. It sounds terrifying.
7. She Has Been Dating
Everyone was super excited when they found out that Mandy Moore was dating Taylor Goldsmith from the Dawes.
2016 is sure to be an incredible year for Mandy Moore, especially if she releases a new album. I am more than ready for a Mandy Moore revival, and I'm sure you are too.