Actress and singer Mandy Moore is not yet 20, but she is at work on her third album, recording in a garage with a live band, reported New York Post on January 29, 2003.
This effort, titled Coverage, will showcase the singer’s version of 1970s pop classics by Todd Rundgren, Cat Stevens, Elton John, Joan Armatrading and others. Miss Moore thinks her techno/hip-hop generation needs a classic infusion from the past.
Mandy, along with producer John Fields, is doing this album without the supervision of her Sony label. She has the confidence and cash to finance and create her own work, in her own style. Her first two albums went multi-platinum, so that confidence could be well placed.
On the screen this year, we’ll see Moore in How to Deal, with Allison Janney, and in Saved, which finds her part of an ensemble that includes Macaulay Culkin, Eva Amurri, Jenna Malone, Patrick Fugit and Heather Matarazzo.
Mandy started off as a blonde, sort of a Britney Spears look-alike. Now she’s a seriously powerful brunette.