Nowadays Mandy Moore is more known for her thriving acting career, but kids of the '90s and '00s remember her initially busting on the scene with "Candy" and an arsenal of bubblegum-pop hits to threaten Britney and Christina. While Mandy never hit the same level of pop stardom as her rivals, she did find a slew of success with movies and TV. Luckily for fans of her six albums, Moore has announced she's itching to get back to her recording roots after a tough year.
"I want to get back to music," the 32-year-old told reporters at the Television Critics Association tour, according to People. "Life sort of put it on the back burner. I think being in films and trying to do television has always been such a huge priority for me...it gave me way more opportunities than music."
The starlet hinted that recent events—like separating from husband Ryan Adams last year after six years of marriage—were shaping the material. She explained:
"The ups and downs, and trials and tribulations, love, career, family, friends, loss—all of that. I've been writing for the last seven years, since I put out a record. So I have a wealth of music to choose from...I feel like a lot has happened in the last two years of my life that I want to be able to put into music—and it'll be cathartic."
The 32-year-old stunner added, "I feel comfortable in my skin more so than I ever have, and I want my music to reflect that" so expect something empowering and feel-good...which we are so here for. Come back soon, Mandy!
In the meantime, let's reminisce on her breakout hit "Candy" from 1999.