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Mary Moore

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF | AFTRA

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | SELF | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2018
Solo Folk Pop

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"Watch More Tiny Desk Contest Entries We Love"

Mary Moore's "Redwoods" is a beautiful ode to learned resistance. In her Tiny Desk entry video, Moore is accompanied by Arianna Hume singing background vocals and Sam Roller on guitar. As the song progresses, the passion of this trio blooms in front of your eyes. "I want to bend before I break / Want to grow but learn to stay," Moore sings. This coming-of-age anthem is less about the places the narrator goes while chasing her dreams, and more about learning how to hold onto courage in the continued pursuit. While the lyrics convey a sense of yearning, the theme of this song is clear: This is a song of hope. —Clara Maurer - NPR - Clara Maurer


"Song Review: Mary Moore – Hesitant Kiss"

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Song Review: Mary Moore – Hesitant Kiss
NOVEMBER 2, 2018 BY LINDA GARNETT


Mary Moore / Hesitant Kiss Cover Art
Indie folk/rock artist Mary Moore relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in 2017 after graduating from college, to pursue her music career full time. In June 2018, her debut single, “The Sinner”, was released garnering 2K streams and receiving airplay on WNRN and BMR radio.

While attending the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Mary was the music director for The Virginia Belles, an award-winning female acapella group. Growing up, she sang in choirs, acapella groups, school musicals, and was the lead singer in a classic-rock cover band, in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia. Mary also loves to play trumpet, French horn, guitar, and piano.

Mary is known for being able to connect with people from all walks of life with her storytelling lyrics and for captivating stages. Her powerhouse vocals have been compared to Brandi Carlile, Adele, and their sweet, quirkiness with Regina Spektor.

In December, Mary will be recording three new singles and will release them separately in the first half of 2019. She is recording them with Collin Pastore who has worked with Lucy Dacus and Illuminati Hotties. The songs will be more “out of the box” with the instrumentation and Mary is excited to play with different sounds to achieve this.

“Hesitant Kiss”, her second single, was released on November 1, 2018. Mary wrote the indie-rock song after a phone call made her believe the other person wasn’t being honest about being happy in their relationship. The conversation gave her inspiration for writing the first lyrics of the song when the other person hesitated, not finishing their sentence, and as a result, “Don’t stop in the middle of your sentence” was born.

The song’s intro has an upbeat melody of keys and heavy drums that saunters along just enough to affix itself permanently in your head. But it is Mary’s vocals that take center stage and garner your full attention when they make their entrance. The strength of her voice is controlled and sultry but has an impassioned silkiness that is equally commanding as it glides over the mellow soundscape of a warm, fuzzy guitar.

There is an absence of climactic tension leading up the chorus, but Mary lands a potent vocal knockout as she launches into it with her powerhouse vocals. You can really feel the conviction and the passion with each word; the hard emphasis on the word kiss and her elongated “s” on the end cleverly adds a touch of unspoken emotion that drives her point home.

After the dressing down of her lover in the chorus, you feel Mary shift back emotionally to her serene vocal approach from the intro as she betrays a little more of her feelings. There is a pronounced emphasis on the persuasive lyrics such as a distinctive growly emphasis on the word “hurt”, and at the very end of the next chorus, she exerts a notable catch in her voice that permeates a subtle ache in the words “feel it”.

Between the last two rounds of the chorus toward the end of the song, is a clever detour. At this point, you anticipate that this verse will again revert back to her soothing, velvety voice. At first, Mary’s vocals do just that, as she confesses what she really wants is their love and for them to love her. But her vocals make a gradual climb until her robust voice soars at the end when she admits she already knows their answer.

From here, the song heads into the last chorus with Mary’s tenacious vocals keeping score. The instruments fade away as she comes down from her fervent vocal mountaintop, leaving her to finish with a heartfelt acapella of “for you to feel it too”.

“Hesitant Kiss” is for those times when you don’t want to continue in a relationship where the other person isn’t really happy being in it and can’t be honest about how they really feel.

Very Highly Recommended. Mary Moore’s dynamic vocals combined with her gift for songwriting makes her a force to be reckoned with. “Hesitant Kiss” takes a personal experience and relates it to us in an authentic and captivating piece of storytelling. Mary should not only be on your watch list but on everyone’s must-hear playlist right now. There will be high anticipation early next year when she individually releases her trio of new singles. - Indie Music Women - Linda Garnett


"Interview with folk-pop, indie-rock artist Mary Moore"

Check our interview with talented Nashville folk-pop, indie-rock artist Mary Moore.

With powerhouse vocals and storytelling lyrics, she has been captivating stages and connecting to people from all walks of life. Mary’s vocals are comparable to the power of Brandi Carlile and Florence + the Machine, but also with the sweet, quirkiness of Regina Spektor. In November 2018, Mary released her single “Hesitant Kiss”, and the song has reached 25K+ streams. Mary has been featured on NPR, WNRN radio, Lightning 100, and BMR Radio.

In addition to singing, Mary plays guitar, piano, trumpet, and French horn. After graduating college, Mary relocated to Nashville in 2017 to pursue being an artist.

Hi Mary, please tell us a little about you?

I am a folk-pop artist in Nashville, TN. I grew up in Richmond, Virginia and I have been obsessed with music and performing my entire life. I grew up playing French horn, piano, dancing, and singing. I found songwriting at 10 years old, and my love of creating blossomed from that point. I moved to Nashville in 2017 to pursue being an artist. I picked up the guitar and hit the open mic scene, which transitioned into the writer round scene, and now I am starting to play more with a band.

Describe yourself in 3 words?

Earthy, Wild, and Kind

Who has made the biggest impact on your life so far, and why?

My parents. They taught me hard work out beats smarts and talent any day. They taught me about caring about the small details and never being lazy.

How did you get started in the business?

I am pretty new to the Music Business scene as an artist! I played in a classic rock cover band from age 14-18, but I didn’t release my first single as an artist until June 2018. Moving to Nashville really helped me get into the scene because there are so many experienced artist in town who helped me become an artist and give me tips on how to get my songs out there.

Did you go to music school?

Nope!

Describe your sound in 3 words?

Earthy, Wild, and Warm.

Who influenced you and why did you choose to make music?

I was really influenced by classic rock music because how it made me feel. Classic rock music always makes me feel larger than life, and I think it’s so cool that a sound and song can make you feel that way. I wanted to write music that took people to a different place

Do you ever get nervous?

Yes! I get really nervous when I step into a place where I don’t feel like an authority. At gigs now, I am getting pretty confident about sounding good, but when I talk to someone I have a lot of respect for musically, I can get pretty nervous.

What is your next goal as a musician?

My goal is to be touring regularly and recording consistently!

Do you have a tour coming up or where we can see you performing?

I am currently planning a tour in August and September at house shows and some festivals! I have some east coast cities booked, and I am working on booking some west coast shows!

Now tell us about your latest single “Map My Body?”

Map My Body is Mary’s single off her debut EP “Rooted Heart”, coming out in July. The song is a folk-pop jam that is directed to a new lover and the song compares oneself to an unconquered country. The song is drum heavy with a groove that will make you want to dance around a fire under the stars. The song is filled with imagery of beautiful, wild landscapes, and Mary’s vocals will soothe and excite you all at the same time.

Map My Body was inspired by a night shared with another person, and the lyrics were driven by my love of nature. I think there is something so beautiful about the unknown and uncharted, and when you first begin to explore another person, you sometimes find things out about them, and they find things out about you, that no one has ever seen before. I was first just writing lyrics about the night, and then stumbled upon the hook of the song “Come Map My Body Out”, and then I started thinking about how beautiful maps and cartography are. I’ve always been obsessed with forest, trees, mountains, and all ourdoor lands and I wanted to write a song that made you wanna be outside dancing!

Map My Body was written by Mary Moore. Map My Body was co-produced by Mary Moore, Collin Pastore, and Jake Finch. Map My Body was mixed by Collin Pastore and Jake Finch. Recording Artist: Austin Webb (Electric Guitar), Andrew Brown (Bass), Jake Finch (Drums, Keys, Acoustic Guitar), and Mary Moore (Lead Vocal, BGVs).

And now about your new EP “Rooted Heart?”

In July 2019, Mary is releasing “Rooted Heart”, her first EP as an artist. The EP has four tracks – “Map My Body”, “Reaching in the Dark”, “Burn (Interlude)”, and “Redwoods”. The EP’s lyrics all have a theme in the natural world, and the songs are earthy, groovy, big, and inspirational. Mary hopes these songs don’t just give people comfort, but gives people the freedom to flourish in the messy and the darkness.

What inspires you to create new music?

Musically, I get a lot of inspiration from Florence + the Machine, Brandi Carlile, and Jospeh (The Band Joseph). I love all of these artist because they have powerhouse vocals, dramatic lyrics, and songs that make me wanna dance around outside, while also addressing meaningful concepts.

I also pull a lot of inspiration from our natural world. So many of my favorite lyrics I’ve written are about the earth, trees, rivers, sky, rocks, etc. etc. I just think there is nothing more stunning than nature, and so I love painting pictures of the natural world so people can be pulled into the song and feel like they are actually living in a moment in the outdoors. Like classic rock music for me, I want to take people to a place that makes them feel bigger than life- and I feel like words about nature can take people there.

Last, and the most common, a lot of my inspiration comes from moments and quick thoughts. Usually I will just be walking around, or driving somewhere kind of mindlessly thinking, and out of nowhere lyrics with a melody just bubble up. Usually that initial thought is coupled by an existential crisis I have been thinking about for a week, or from a bigger moment in my life, but the song is typically started by my brain just smacking me in the face with an idea, and then I am feverishly trying to capture the moment and feeling authentically, and using that initial idea as a compass.

Where can we see you playing next?

I am playing a full band show July 30th in Nashville TN at the Basement.

What we can expect of Mary Moore in 2019?

I am releasing my EP In July! And I am creating music videos to be released too! You will also see me touring more and booking shows in new cities!!

What is you favorite song to belt out in the car/for karaoke?

I love belting out Hold Up by Beyonce! Loveeee that song.

Name one your strengths?

I am people person, and a good listener! I love meeting new people and hearing their stories and I think it has really helped me create and foster some amazing friendships.

What is your own definition of happiness?

Happiness is calmness. Feeling secure and at ease.

Any loves other than music?

I am really passionate about environmental sustainability. I love talking about green eating, recycling, and all that jazz!!

Any exiting news you want to share with us?

I am just super excited about my EP release and tour after the release!!!

How’s a typical day in your life?

I wake up around 7-7:30 and go to my job at a wonderful software company, where I am data operations analyst! I get off work around 5-5:30 and then head to a co-write, a friends gig, or a show of my own!

Idea of a perfect Sunday?

A perfect Sunday would start with a restful night’s sleep, and then I would wake up and go hiking! I’d then grab and ice coffee and cook some lunch! After lunch I would pick up the guitar and write/practice for an hour or two. Then I would meet up with some friends for a laid-back dinner out to eat, and we would talk and laugh! Maybe I’d end the night with some work to prep for the week or watching some Television with my roomies - Naluda


"Folk Pop Artist Mary Moore’s Earthy Music Exploration"

Nashville’s singer-songwriter Mary Moore is bringing her own fascinating rock blended folk pop to the music masses. Moore recently released her newest single, “Map My Body”, a tranquil blend of folk infused pop track. We were granted an incredible opportunity to chat with Moore about her musical beginnings, her life changing move to Nashville and her unforgettable experience making her new song “Map My Body”.

The Beginning

Moore’s love affair with music began when she was just 10 years old, “I was supposed to be practicing piano, but instead found joy in playing chords and singing little thoughts with a new melody I was creating in the moment, opposed to playing what had already been sung/created before. My love of songwriting and creating was born then, and it never stopped.” From that point on, Moore was enamoured with writing songs, “For most of my life, I ran home to my piano to write music after school, and it became my stress release. Over the years I began understanding the power of song. In addition to songwriting, I drenched my life with music.”

Moore recalls her time in high school where she participated in many activities involving music; “I was in my high school’s show choir, marching band, wind ensemble, musicals, and I danced with a studio outside of school. I also joined a classic rock and roll cover band and we played around Virginia most weekends. I fell in love with rock music, and the way it could make you feel so big and energetic at the same time.” After graduating high school, Moore attended the University of Charlottesville and became a member and the music director of an all female acapella group, The Virginia Belles. Moore describes how joining the group made her discover her love for pop music, “In this group, we covered mainly pop songs, which vocally felt like an entirely different animal from classic rock. I started falling in love with the catchiness of pop music, and a sweet/softness that was missing in a lot of classic rock music. Our group got to tour around the country, and I learned so much about the music theory behind songs since I was arranging for the group.”

Moore’s planned journey would crash to a tumultuous halt when an unexpected idea crossed through her mind, to move to Nashville, “At college, I was double majoring in Business and Environmental Sustainability, and most of my life, surrounded by practical people, I was told music wasn’t really an option. In my final year at school, I was in a really unhealthy mental state, and I had one thought pop into my head – “I am going to move to Nashville and become an artist.” It was the first thought in months that brought me joy, and even as the practical, rational part of my brain doubted me, the overcoming, unstoppable excitement I felt about pursuing music became all encompassing. After graduating in 2017, I moved to Nashville.”

Moving to Nashville

Nashville helped Moore hone in her storytelling skills by performing at open mics and getting invited to perform live at the Lighting 100 station. Her music making began in the summer of 2018 and she remembers how this particular moment defined her musical path she is currently on. “In June 2018, I released my first single as an artist “The Sinner”, and the song was played on WNRN and BMR radio. In November 2018, I released my second single “Hesitant Kiss”, and the song has reached 25K streams on Spotify. After releasing Hesitant Kiss, I went back into the studio to record more music – which brings us to “Map My Body”.”

At first listen, Moore’s music is vastly complex to place it on a single music category or genre, however it captures your attention with her unusual vocal range oozing tender emotion with daring storytelling. Moore confesses her music style is interwoven with vivid nature imagery with a carefree music atmosphere, “I would describe my music as Bohemian-Pop music – music that makes you want to dance around a bonfire under the stars. My music is the wild flowers and vines overtaking an old building- wild and unstopabble, There is something big and energetic about my songs, like classic rock music – but also a sweetness/sensualness. My music is a blend of Folk, Americana, and indie-pop, but with some big rock-esque vocals.”

The Making of Map My Body

The song shines a spotlight on Moore’s beyond her years songwriting skills gushing sparkling imagery. The superior track becomes inescapable when Moore sings the ultra catchy chorus on the calming pop track and leaving you with overwhelming feeling of being peaceful and content like when you experience a relaxing nap at the beach.

Moore shares her inspiration for the song was largely influenced by passion for nature, “Map My Body was inspired by a night shared with another person, and the lyrics were driven by my love of nature. I think there is something so beautiful about the unknown and uncharted, and when you first begin to explore another person, you sometimes find things out about them, and they find things out about you, that no one has ever seen before.” Moore began writing the lyrics about that special night when she ran into her song hook “I was first just writing lyrics about the night, and then stumbled upon the hook of the song “Come Map My Body Out”, and then I started thinking about how beautiful maps and cartography are. I loved the idea of comparing a lover to an explorer, and my body to an unconquered land. I’ve always been obsessed with forest, trees, mountains, and all ourdoor lands and I wanted to write a song that made you wanna be outside dancing!”

The recording sessions were a wonderful experience for Moore, she describes how much she enjoyed the session with her music producers: “I recorded this song with Collin Pastore and Jake Finch at Trace Horse Studio. I wanted the song to be drum heavy and dancing, and both of those guys are so talented and really brought the song to life. I love listening to this song and hearing all the tiny little parts that we’ve slowly added in, and I am in awe with both of their talents as producers.” Moore would also explore her vocal abilities on the track, “Recording this song vocally was also so fun! At the end of the song, the guys just let me riff around and belt as much as I wanted too. It was so freeing and I was hitting high notes I didn’t even know I could sing.”

With an unconventional song tempo, the track has a near perfect balance of bringing attention to the pure emotion of the vocals and message it’s conveying through out the well produced soundscape. Moore explains why the tempo presented a dilemma in the beginning of the music making process, “The most challenging part and rewarding part of the track was the tempo. We were all nervous it was too slow when we first listened to rough mixes, but Collin and Jake worked MAGIC to make the recorded tempo feel so good and groovey. It gives the song room to breathe and lets the lyrics shine through, and I love how filled in the rest of the song gets to really make it a dance jam. I think there is such a mentality to make things as fast as they can be, but I love how unique this song is now because of the tempo. I also think Collin and Jake got so creative with the mixing to make the tempo work, and I freaking love how it feels.”

Moore hopes her listeners find a sense of comfort and liberation listening to a song she really enjoyed making, “When you are lonely and broken – come as you are. I will love you. I will understand you. You are not alone. You are me, and I am you. I hope these songs don’t just give you comfort, but give you the freedom to flourish in the messy and the darkness.”

At the end of our chat, Moore promises new music from her forthcoming debut EP due out later this summer,”In July 2019, I am releasing “Rooted Heart”, my first EP as an artist. The EP has four tracks – “Map My Body”, “Reaching in the Dark”, “Burn (Interlude)”, and “Redwoods”. The EP’s lyrics all have a theme in the natural world, and the songs are earthy, groovy, big, and inspirational.”

Catch all the latest news on Mary Moore on her Official Facebook, Instagram, Spotify

Photo Credit: Brooke Greenberg Photography - Screen Reels


"MMS Presents: An Interview With Mary Moore & Look Into Her New Single ‘Map My Body’"

From relatable lyrics about nature, to a night of young love, new Nashville recording artist Mary Moore is paving her way to success through hard work and originality. She just released her latest single, “Map My Body,” that will later be on her upcoming EP, set for release at the end of the summer this year.

A Virginia native, Moore moved to Nashville after graduating college to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter and artist. She is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist having grown up playing trumpet, French horn, piano, and guitar. Aside from being an accomplished musician, Moore has an absolute powerhouse voice that can captivate any audience. She combines creative story-telling lyrics with a sound that is nothing short of intoxicating.

Moore’s new single has a chorus that sends chills down the spine with its intense harmonies and strong emotion. It is a sensual song that makes you feel like the story belongs to you.

Moore has had two other successful singles entitled “The Sinner” and “Hesitant Kiss.” Though she defines herself as a rock indie artist, she has versed herself in many genres, having grown up singing in choirs, musicals, and acapella groups. She has written songs in country, folk, and rock styles as well.

We caught up with Mary and asked her some questions about her latest single, and what she has in store for the future.

MM: You just released your latest single, “Map My Body.” What is the background and inspiration behind this song?

Mary Moore: Map My Body was inspired by a night shared with another person, and the lyrics were driven by my love of nature. I think there is something so beautiful about the unknown and uncharted, and when you first begin to explore another person, you sometimes find things out about them, and they find things out about you, that no one has ever seen before. I was first just writing lyrics about the night, and then stumbled upon the hook of the song “Come Map My Body Out”, and then I started thinking about how beautiful maps and cartography are. I loved the idea of comparing a lover to an explorer, and my body to an unconquered land. I’ve always been obsessed with forests, trees, mountains, and all outdoor lands, and I wanted to write a song that made you want to be outside dancing!

MM: Is this single going to be part of an upcoming album or EP?

Mary: This single is from my upcoming EP “Rooted Heart” coming out in late July/early August! The songs on the EP have some sort of “nature” essence in them and are about growing and learning, all in different ways. I think I have found my sound as an artist and I can’t wait to share the whole EP with the world!

MM: What’s your favorite part about the Nashville music scene?

Mary: I love how encouraging and supportive everyone in Nashville is! I really think this is a community of people who want to see you get better at your craft, and I love that. I also love that there is so much creativity and knowledge in this community. I have learned so much about being an artist and being successful, and that knowledge is coming from the amazing people around me.

MM: Who are your top three emerging Nashville artists folks might not know about?

Mary: Oh my gosh, there are too many amazing artist I have met – but I want to give a shout out to some amazing friends – Karen Hardy – a pop-soul artist. Rosemary Joaquin – a pop artist. and Brooke Alexx – another amazing pop artist.

MM: Do you have any pastimes that aide in the inspiration to your music?

Mary: I would saying walking/driving really inspires my music because my inspiration for songwriting comes from moments and quick thoughts. Usually I will just be walking around, or driving somewhere kind of mindlessly thinking, and out of nowhere lyrics with a melody just bubble up. Usually that initial thought is coupled by an existential crisis I have been thinking about for a week, or from a bigger moment in my life, but the song is typically started by my brain just smacking me in the face with an idea, and then I am feverishly trying to capture the moment and feeling authentically, and using that initial idea as a compass.

MM: Dream Scenario: If you could open for any artist, at any venue, who and where would it be?

Mary: OH my gosh… umm… well I think in my dream I would be the headliner and have amazing emerging artist opening haha- but I would love to open for Brandi Carlile or Florence and the Machine at some beautiful, huge outdoor festival- where we all feel super connected to the earth and being human!

MM: What do you hope to have achieved as an artist five years from now?

Mary: I hope in five years I have released a full album (or maybe two by then!), and have begun regularly touring with a full band.

MM: If you weren’t playing music, what could you see yourself doing?

Mary: I think I would be doing something to help save the environment. I am passionate about Environmental Sustainability and business- so maybe environmental consulting for consumer good businesses! - Music Mecca


"Taste Test: Mary Moore stakes her claim on ‘Map My Body’"

Welcome to Taste Test, a song/video review series of SubmitHub-only gemstones

A new lover promises tangled sheets, flushed cheekbones and the rush of a lifetime. It’s only human nature to seek out pleasure as a way to either alleviate sorrow or reclaim power. Firmly planted in the latter, Nashville folk-pop charmer Mary Moore takes the lead in a new romantic rendezvous as she instructs a new suitor to follow along behind her wake. “Map My Body” instills a sense of freedom in the embrace, as hearts more than anything race toward one another and become forever one. “Conquer me,” she sings on loop, a siren-like trance to which one can’t say no. The drums decorate Moore with a heavenly aura, and even her footsteps seems to shake the earth’s core and rip it in two. The halves then embody the adrenaline of adventure and romance, leaving Moore to fly as angels do high above us lowly mortals.

“Map My Body” serves as the first taste to Moore’s new EP, Rooted Heart, out July 26.

Listen below: - B-Sides and Badlands


"Mary Moore – Map my body"

Mary Moore är en artist från Nashville som bland annat fick en enorm hit med senaste singeln Hesitant kiss som släpptes i November i fjol.
Nu är hon aktuell med den upplyftande och rytmiskt medryckande singeln Map my body. Låten i sig är skriven till en ny kärlek, där sångerskans kropp ska ses som ett outforskat land.
Map my body är första smakprovet från sångerskans kommande EP Rooted Heart som släpps den 26:e Juli. - Popmuzik


"Discovery: Mary Moore"

Mary Moore is an indie rock artist from Nashville, Tennessee who creates beautiful, lively pop.

By Graeme Smith

Mary is part of a Nashville scene that is redefining what the mid-eastern American city is known for musical. A fresh wave of artists are rising from this musical mecca, creating tracks that are far away from the classic country you might expect. Mary’s new track Map My Body is a case in point. A big, harmonic chorus is filled with energy and emotion in this uplifting, sensual track.

Map My Body features on Mary’s debut EP Rooted Heart, out today. Check out the single below. - YorkCalling


"Mary Moore Unveils New Single ‘Map My Body’"

Nashville-based, folk-pop, indie-rock artist Mary Moore has just unveiled her brand new single Map My Body, taken from her upcoming debut EP, Rooted Heart, set to arrive on July 26th! I am really enjoying her powerful vocals and how gifted a storyteller she is. Mary’s vocals are comparable to the power of Brandi Carlile and Florence + the Machine, but also with the sweet, quirkiness of Regina Spektor. It was her distinctive vocals that captivated me and that infectious chorus sealed the deal for me.

Map My Body is a folk-pop track directed to a new love interest and the song compares oneself to an unconquered country. I am loving the drums in this song which give the song a dose of energy. The song has an earthy/natural atmosphere that instantly transports me into the middle of a forest with lush, beautiful landscapes. Stream it below! - Caesar Live N Loud


"Mary Moore - Map My Body"

Why: Because my twisted roots they're running deep. - CSGMBlog


"New Music: Mary Moore – “Map My Body”"

Winner of today’s “got mad chills” award…

Grab “Map My Body” here and expect much more when Mary’s debut EP, ‘Rooted Heart’, blooms in July! - That Buzzing Sound


"MARY MOORE DIGS DEEP ON NEW SINGLE, "MAP MY BODY""

Following in the wake of 2018’s “The Sinner” and “Hesitant Kiss,” Mary Moore released her latest single, “Map My Body” on May 3rd. As with her previous music, Mary digs deep with candid introspection. “Map My Body” takes a different path in terms of delivery and is a delightfully imaginative song.

Overflowing with imagery and metaphors, nothing about “Map My Body” is repetitive. Each new line shows a deeper desire to know another, equating the touch of a lover to wildfire. Mary is both playful and fearless with her lyrics - the result is a direct, and descriptive take on exploring a new relationship.

Mary’s vocal delivery is bold and fearless, while on previous releases it seems that she may have been playing it safe. This change is welcomed and suits the lyrical content perfectly. You can listen to “Map My Body” below and share it with that special someone. - Out From the Pine Box


"Mary Moore"

Followng up her single “Hesitant Kiss”, Nashville-based artist Mary Moore is introducing her new single “Map My Body”.

Co-produced by Collin Pastore, Jake Finch and Moore, “Map My Body” was inspired by a night shared with another person, and by Moore’s love of nature.

“I loved the idea of comparing a lover to an explorer, and my body to an unconquered land. I've always been obsessed with forest, trees, mountains, and all outdoor lands and I wanted to write a song that made you wanna be outside dancing!” says Moore.

Fusing elements of americana, folk and pop, “Map My Body” is an energetic and catchy record showcasing heavy drums and big vocals.

“Map My Body” is now available on major streaming platforms.

Introduce yourself - what’s your story?

I am originally from Richmond, Virginia! From a very young age, I had fallen in love with singing, music, and performing. Around 10 years old, I was supposed to be practicing piano, but instead found joy in playing chords and singing little thoughts with a new melody I was creating in the moment, opposed to playing what had already been sung/created before. My love of songwriting and creating was born then, and it never stopped. For most of my life, I ran home to my piano to write music after school, and it became my stress release. Over the years I began understanding the power of song. In addition to songwriting, I drenched my life with music. I was in my high school's show choir, marching band, wind ensemble, musicals, and I danced with a studio outside of school. I also joined a classic rock and roll cover band and we played around Virginia most weekends. I fell in love with rock music, and the way it could make you feel so big and energetic at the same time.

After high school, I attended the University of Virginia. While at school, I joined and became the music director of an all female acapella group The Virginia Belles. In this group, we covered mainly pop songs, which vocally felt like an entirely different animal from classic rock. I started falling in love with the catchiness of pop music, and a sweet/softness that was missing in a lot of classic rock music. Our group got to tour around the country, and I learned so much about the music theory behind songs since I was arranging for the group.

At college, I was double majoring in Business and Environmental Sustainability, and most of my life, surrounded by practical people, I was told music wasn't really an option. In my final year at school, I was in a really unhealthy mental state, and I had one thought pop into my head - "I am going to move to Nashville and become an artist." It was the first thought in months that brought me joy, and even as the practical, rational part of my brain doubted me, the overcoming, unstoppable excitement I felt about pursuing music became all encompassing. After graduating in 2017, I moved to Nashville. My family and friends were excited for me, but I think my parents were a little nervous for me. They both were in the business world, my brother was an engineer, and I was on track to have a conventional, stable job. They are incredibly supportive, and definitely my number one fans. My friends have all been incredibly excited for me, and when I was weighing the decision of pursuing music, all of them wanted me to go for it.

Once in Nashville, I began playing guitar and falling in love with the story telling and emotion in songwriting in music city. I began playing open mics, and exploring the singer-songwriter scene. Most notable in my first few months, was being picked up by Lightning 100 to come play live on the station. In June 2018, I released my first single as an artist "The Sinner", and the song was played on WNRN and BMR radio. In November 2018, I released my second single "Hesitant Kiss", and the song has reached 25K streams on Spotify. After releasing Hesitant Kiss, I went back into the studio to record more music - which brings us to "Map My Body".



Growing up, what were you passionate about?

I've always been so passionate about music and performing, but my other passion has been environmental sustainability, and protecting our wildlife. We only have one planet, and we have to co-exist with all parts of our eco-systems. In high school I was the president of our recycling team, and in college I was part of a sustainability advocacy group, and I majored in environmental sustainability. Spreading the word about steps we can do to make our planet healthier has always been a passion.

When did you know you could sing?

I think I realized I could sing from the moment I could make noise. My family has all told me that I was that kid, singing, screaming, and dancing around in my own little world from the moment I could talk and stand.

I realized I could sing well when in 5th grade I was one of 6 chosen out of a choir of 100ish kids to audition for a solo at our concert. I didn't get the solo, but I think that is what made me think, huh, I seem to be better than average at this. I thought I was good, but in college in my acapella group, I heard a video of me singing from a performance, and I was kind of blown away by myself haha. Usually I heard clips of my voice and went numb and would cringe haha, but something about how I sounded on that song gave me a lot of confidence as a singer.



What or who led you to the musical path?

I am sure this is incredibly cheesy to say, but it kind of feels like my love of music just kept pulling me on the path. I really did try to fall in love with so many other "rational/Conventional" things, but the joy that comes from creating songs is unmatchable for me.

I think one of the people I am most thankful for in my path is my piano teacher David Paul. I wasn't very good at practicing what I should have been practicing on piano because I have never really enjoyed playing other people’s songs. But I loved playing piano, and did it for hours so I could write my own songs. At some point in a lesson. I showed David a song I wrote, and he decided we need to start pursuing that skill set instead. He told my parents he was going to focus me on songwriting and less on piano. I think he saw my love of creating, and he did such a good job of fostering it.




How would you describe Mary Moore, the artist?

I would describe my music as Bohemian-Pop music - music that makes you want to dance around a bonfire under the stars. My music is the wild flowers and vines overtaking an old building- wild and unstoppable, There is something big and energetic about my songs, like classic rock music - but also a sweetness/sensualness. My music is a blend of Folk, Americana, Pop, and indie-pop, but with some big rock-esque vocals. As an artist, the words I like to chant in my mind are: Warm, earthy, wild, and artistic.
And my hope with my songs as an artist is: When you are lonely and broken - come as you are. I will love you. I will understand you. You are not alone. You are me, and I am you. I hope these songs don’t just give you comfort, but give you the freedom to flourish in the messy and the darkness.




You’ve just released your new single “Map My Body”. What’s the story behind this song?

“Map My Body” was inspired by a night shared with another person, and the lyrics were driven by my love of nature. I think there is something so beautiful about the unknown and uncharted, and when you first begin to explore another person, you sometimes find things out about them, and they find things out about you, that no one has ever seen before. I was first just writing lyrics about the night, and then stumbled upon the hook of the song "Come Map My Body Out", and then I started thinking about how beautiful maps and cartography are. I loved the idea of comparing a lover to an explorer, and my body to an unconquered land. I've always been obsessed with forest, trees, mountains, and all outdoor lands and I wanted to write a song that made you wanna be outside dancing!

The recording session was so fun! I recorded this song with Collin Pastore and Jake Finch at Trace Horse Studio. I wanted the song to be drum heavy and dancey, and both of those guys are so talented and really brought the song to life. I love listening to this song and hearing all the tiny little parts that we've slowly added in, and I am in awe with both of their talents as producers. I also love how they mixed the drums. they made them so dancey and dynamic.
Recording this song vocally was also so fun! At the end of the song, the guys just let me riff around and belt as much as I wanted too. It was so freeing and I was hitting high notes I didn't even know I could sing.



What do you like the most about this song?

Every time I hear the song, I just want to start dancing- and I love that that is what the song makes me wanna do. I also love how how earthy the song feels. The background vocals, heavy drums, and acoustic guitar chucking make the song feel so real to me.

What made you want to release “Map My Body” as a single?

I wanted to release "Map My Body" as a single because I think it's super catchy and dancey! I think the little "wo-oh-oh" hook in the beginning of the song and tag of the chorus are so catchy and are a little ear-worm that will get stuck in people's heads!



Where do you get your inspiration from, as an artist?

Musically, I get a lot of inspiration from Florence + the Machine, Brandi Carlile, and Jospeh (The Band Joseph). I love all of these artist because they have powerhouse vocals, dramatic lyrics, and songs that make me wanna dance around outside, while also addressing meaningful concepts.

I also pull a lot of inspiration from our natural world. So many of my favorite lyrics I've written are about the earth, trees, rivers, sky, rocks, etc. etc. I just think there is nothing more stunning than nature, and so I love painting pictures of the natural world so people can be pulled into the song and feel like they are actually living in a moment in the outdoors. Like classic rock music for me, I want to take people to a place that makes them feel bigger than life- and I feel like words about nature can take people there.

Last, and the most common, a lot of my inspiration comes from moments and quick thoughts. Usually I will just be walking around, or driving somewhere kind of mindlessly thinking, and out of nowhere lyrics with a melody just bubble up. Usually that initial thought is coupled by an existential crisis I have been thinking about for a week, or from a bigger moment in my life, but the song is typically started by my brain just smacking me in the face with an idea, and then I am feverishly trying to capture the moment and feeling authentically, and using that initial idea as a compass.



What appeals you the most about songwriting?

I think songwriting appeals to me so much because it is a journal/diary, but I get to sing while doing it. I have a lot of emotions, thoughts, and feelings, and I love that I get to wrap them up into a piece of art. I also love that songs can so easily connect to people, and make people feel related too. I guess I love songwriting because it's a way for me to connect to how I am feeling, and also hope that someone else feels comforted by what I am saying, and they feel a little more connected to the human race too.



What would be your own definition of music?

Oh wow - what a question. Music is home. I don't think anything has ever made feel so at peace than creating and performing music. It's my meditation and my energy.



What does singing make you feel?

Singing makes me feel like the world around me doesn't exist. It makes the thoughts melt away.



How’s it like to live in Nashville? How does Nashville help shape your creativity?

Nashville is an incredibly supportive community, and I am so happy I have been able to hone my craft as a songwriter and singer in this town. Other artists in Nashville are really encouraging and really want to see you get better at your craft. And the people that live in Nashville and come out to shows really care about the music. I have never seen a more engaged audience than people in Nashville. They seem to care about the lyrics and the talent.



What’s your favorite thing about being an artist? And what’s the hardest part?

My favorite part about being an artist is getting to create. I love that I am creating songs, a brand, social media content, etc. I love that I get to create a whole different world for my audience to come into. I love dressing up, putting on make up, and creating the whole experience for people to come live in. The best part is creating the music- but creating everything else is so fun too.

I think the hardest part about being an artist for me is indecision. There are so many choices an independent artist has to make. When should I drop my single? What should the album art be for the single? Who should take the photos? I've got the photos back, which is the best one? Should I edit the photo to be a little brighter and more faded??? The options and decisions are endless, and I can feel very stressed if I am picking the best thing, especially when I am not an expert. I'm not expert graphic designer, video editor, producer, etc., and sometimes I'm worried the choices I am making aren't the right ones. I'm learning to trust my gut more, and accepting that every choice I think is best won't be everyone's favorite, but will hopefully be another person’s favorite.

What are the things you are the most proud of?

I am really proud of my NPR Tiny Desk submission being featured on NPR's All Things Considered blog!! I submitted my song "Redwoods" (studio recorded version will be released on the "Rooted Heart" EP), and because of the article, the video has racked up almost 5K views!



In your opinion, what would make the world a better place?

1.) I think we should eat a primarily plant-based diet. Eating meat/animal products is so taxing on the environment, and we could sustainably feed so many more people if we stopped consuming so much meat.

2.) I also think people should try to understand the "One-ness" of life. Humans, animals, plants, and everything is so connected, and so much more similar than we are different. It's sad that we have borders to make countries that determines which humans will starve and which won't. It's sad that we kill spiders in our home, spiders that were minding their own business, because we have claimed the corner of our living room ceiling as "our space". It's sad that we tear down rainforest to build cattle ranches to feed our increasing consumption of meat. We are all just living and breathing creatures, but somewhere in history we have decided to throw on labels which now determine what will live and what won't. I think we should take a step back and try live more in harmony with each other.



What biggest lessons have you learnt as a human being and as an artist?

The biggest lesson as a human I have learned is this: I am a human- who sometimes says the wrong thing, misses opportunities, reacts poorly, and makes mistakes. And, sometimes, these moments (where my intentions and actions don’t match who I think I should be) keep me up at night. I am slowly accepting these moments, learning from them, and letting them go. As I learn to love my bad and good, I am finding it easier to love and accept other people's mistakes, reactions, bad, and good. We are human, we are not perfect, and that is beautiful.

And as an artist, the most important thing I have learned - Just keep on keeping on. Keep working hard, don't cut corners. Fail fast and hard, and pick yourself back up quickly and move on with a learned lesson in your pocket. Keep trying to spark as many fires as you can, because you never know what is going to catch flames. - Thread.


Discography

"Map My Body" - May 2019
"The Sinner" - June 2018
"Hesitant Kiss" - November 2018

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Bio

Mary Moore is a folk-pop, indie-rock artist living in Nashville, TN. With powerhouse vocals and storytelling lyrics, she has been captivating stages and connecting to people from all walks of life. Mary’s vocals are comparable to the power of Brandi Carlile and Florence + The Machine, but also with the sweet, quirkiness of Regina Spektor. In November 2018, Mary released her single "Hesitant Kiss", and the song has reached 25K+ streams. Mary's Music has been played on NPR, WNRN, BMR, and Lightning 100. 

Mary grew up in Richmond, Virginia where she sang in choirs, acapella groups, musicals, and a classic-rock cover band all over town. Mary went to school at UVA in Charlottesville, VA where she was the music director for the award-winning female acapella group The Virginia Belles. In addition to singing, Mary plays guitar, piano, trumpet, and French horn. After graduating college, Mary relocated to Nashville in 2017 to pursue being an artist.

Mary has new music coming soon in 2019!

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