Mandy Moore has returned with ‘When I Wasn’t Watching’, her first new material in a decade.
The song, the first since the release of her 2009 album Amanda Leigh, also comes as Moore’s introduction back to music following the serious allegations made against her ex-husband Ryan Adams. “His controlling behaviour essentially did block my ability to make new connections in the industry during a very pivotal and potentially lucrative time – my entire mid-to-late 20s,” Moore said in an expose through the New York Times.
She added on her relationship with Adams: “I was living my life for him…It [was] an entirely unhealthy dynamic. I had no sense of self. I felt like I was drowning, it was so untenable and unsustainable and it was so lonely.”
“I was so sad. I was lonely with him.”
Needless to say, Moore’s new music will offer a glimpse inside some of the personal struggles she’s face over the past ten years and, in an interview with Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, she said: “They’re very personal,” of the new songs. “I mean, I feel like I’ve lived a life in the last 10 years. I have got plenty to say.”
Stream the single, below.