Mandy Moore Working On New Music With Husband

Mandy Moore is working on new music with her husband, Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith. The 34-year-old singer and actress said on Busy Tonight she’s collaborating with Goldsmith on new songs nearly 10 years after the release of her last album.

"I’m working on music again, which is so exciting. I haven’t put out a record in a decade," Moore told host Busy Philipps.

"I’m writing with my friends, I’m writing with my husband. To be able to share such a huge part of who I am that’s sort of been dormant for so long, to be able to share that with the people I’m closest to, there’s nothing better than that."

The This is Us star named Fleetwood Mac as in inspiration behind her sound.

"I want it to sound like what Fleetwood Mac would sound like in 2019. Lots of harmonies, sun-drenched California, quintessential folky pop."

Moore last released the album Amanda Leigh in May 2009. She said in an interview with The New York Times in February her ex-husband, singer Ryan Adams, was emotionally abusive during their marriage and negatively impacted her music career.

"His controlling behavior 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," she said.

Later in the show, Mandy celebrated her 35th birthday a few days early with some balloons, a piñata and a special appearance from her This Is Us co-star Chris Sullivan.

Moore plays Rebecca Pearson on the NBC series This is Us, which completed its third season last week.