Transcript for How Mandy Moore is reclaiming her teenage hit songs
- So I haven't toured in 15 years. The last time I was on the road, I was 23.
Four or five shows in, I have sort of felt this deep connection with people, looking in the front row like, oh, I think we've grown up together. I think we've been on this journey together. I think up until this tour, I hadn't sung "Only Hope" from A Walk to Remember before. You just played those [VOCALIZING] those opening notes on the piano and people go crazy.
- (SINGING) There's a song that's inside of my soul.
- I am excited to perform definitely stuff from In Real Life, the newest record. But I'm also really excited about songs from the past because I think, up until this moment and this opportunity to play these songs, I've really made great strides in my life to distance myself from them, to dismiss stuff that I've done in the past because they didn't have the creative control. I didn't write them. I didn't feel as intrinsically involved and linked to them.
And I've realized over time I'm diminishing myself and other people who enjoy those songs, and they're the reason I'm here today. I have a lot of appreciation and gratitude for that teenage version of myself, but also those songs and what they've meant to me and my career and where they've taken me.
And I look out in the crowd and I recognize that people feel connected to them as well. And I just I don't want to dismiss that. It's not up to me to do that. And so it's fun to sort of reclaim those songs in a way while being on the road.
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