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Mary Lambert Album Review

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image“So what?” (A repeated lyric from Secrets)
Mary Lambert-that’s what. You know, that girl that sang Same Love with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis which was on the radio for like ever! (She is the perfect advocate for gay rights because she is homosexual herself.)
I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to watch and review the DVD-video to Secrets which is her first single. Boy, I was not expecting those lyrics…but it works.
Her first few lines are: “I’ve got bipolar disorder. My shits not in order. I’m overweight. I’m always late…” Definitely not the usual pop song. Yet, it kind of is something you can listen to on the radio. It’s revolutionary…
It is so refreshing to hear a song that is real and means something to both the artist and her audience. Add in the colorful costumes and a tune that sticks to the deepest parts of your brain and you got yourself a song you want to listen to over and over. And a video to match.
Mary, in general, is open about her experiences which have made her popular to those that support gay rights and/or are gay, have or had an eating disorder, abused drugs, had a traumatic childhood, is bipolar, ever went through a breakup, and so on. She generally covers anyone who has ever had in issue with themselves because of who one is. Eventually her experiences encompasses everyone because, just like her audience, she is only human. Sometimes, we forget that when we look at celebrities which seem to live in a realm unlike our own.
When my sister saw me watching the video, she stopped in the midst of her travel to the fridge and finished the video with me. “That’s catchy. Where did you get that video?” She asked me.
Like the rest of her album, this video and song makes her easy to know and fun. She wants to let the public know about her private life. However, it is not scandal or publicity she is looking for. She wants to be a “catalyst for somebody else to see something within themselves” Unlike most people in the world, she truly does not care if the world knows what her secrets are. And one of those secrets she left until the very end…she makes a very good opera-singing viking.
So check out her new song and maybe the rest of her album!