Mary Lambert. You might not know her name yet, but you have certainly heard her voice. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis introduced her to the world when they chose her original track She Keeps Me Warm to feature on marriage equality anthem Same Love. The song was a global success and nominated for a GRAMMY, as well as winning an MTV Award. 25.3 million people worldwide saw Lambert make history by performing the hit on the Grammy telecast with Macklemore, Lewis and Madonna, while Queen Latifah married 33 couples.
This July Lambert will release the full version of She Keeps Me Warm for the first time in the UK. The track starts with a simple piano line laying gently under Lambert’s stripped back vocal before the subtle tap of a high-hat crescendos into the powerful chorus. The song is a rare, truthful, heartfelt ballad that comes pouring from Mary’s soul whilst still delivering a strong, upbeat message.
Lambert began as an aspiring singer-songwriter who also worked as a brunch waitress and bartender. She began to play piano at age six and found herself inspired by artists such as Tracy Chapman, Indigo Girls and James Taylor. At age 19 Lambert discover the art of ‘Spoken Word’, eventually representing Seattle in the Brave New Voices Poetry Competition and winning Seattle’s Grand Slam Poetry Competition in 2011. Lambert carried on this passion and released her first book of poetry, entitled ‘500 Tips For Fat Girls’.