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Mary Lambert: Pretty, Proud, and Perfectly Imperfect

images (2)Mary  Lambert is the voice of the Macklemore  and Lewis song ” Same Love”, they used her song ” She keeps me warm” as the hook for the song, which was genius. Both songs talk about the ability and desire to love who you are and who you want to love. Which makes sense in the case of Mary Lambert as she is a lesbian, but that is just the first interesting fact about this pretty plus sizes singer songwriter that makes her worth watching. Lambert’s songs, often emotionally charged, have been compared to a mix of Adele, Tori Amos and Aimee Mann.

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Mary puts you in mind of both old world Hollywood, with her wavy hair and bodice dresses  and truly modern badassery. In her spoken word song” Body Love, ” she conveys her feeling of both anger and adoration at the female gender.  That we must stop beating ourselves up for the past mistakes and for the current lack of perfection and realize that we are human and beautiful.

 

Love your body the way your mother loved your baby feet

And brother arm wrapping shoulders, and remember

This is important

 

You are worth more than who you fuck

You are worth more than a waistline

You are worth more than beer bottles displayed like drunken artifacts.

You are worth more than any naked body could proclaim in the shadows,

More than a man’s whim or your father’s mistake

You are no less valuable as a size 16 than a size 4

You are no less valuable as a 32a than a 36c

Your sexiness is defined by concentric circles within your wood

It is wisdom

You are a goddamn tree stump with leaves sprouting out

Reborn


The newest in her brief but impressive offering is a studio album ” Heart on My Sleeve” is filled with songs that are both resonating and very personal. In, the first single ” Secrets” talks about her bi-polar disorder, her weight, her status as a survivor. It is a song that is nakedly open, but also very much a song with fun. You  find yourself snapping along with the catchy tune. She does a high emotional cover of the Rick Springfield classic ” Jessie’s Girl”. Her personal diary style of writing and tears in the voice way of singing  once again flays open her life and dares onlookers to watch without flinching.

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  1. I dont see any imperfections.

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