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Mary Lambert (MU '11) is good at two things; crying and singing. Nowhere is this better reflected than on her debut EP Letters Don’t Talk. The collection of songs, released in 2012, established Mary as a formidable Seattle artist and caught the attention of local hip-hop duo, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, with whom she wrote and sang the same-sex rights anthem “Same Love”.
The revolutionary single has allowed Mary's voice to reach millions. She has toured nationally and performed live on The MTV Video Music Awards, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, VH1, and The Colbert Report. "Same Love" has sold over a million copies in the US alone, peaking at number 11 on The Billboard Hot 100. She recently released her newest single, "She Keeps Me Warm". The music video for the song received over one million views in its first week.Mary graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition. She is also an award winning spoken-word artist. She published her debut book of poetry, 500 Tips for Fat Girls, in January of 2013. She plans to release her first full length record in 2014. Mary will be performing the Lemolo and the terrific alumni-packed band, Pollens (Jeff Aaron Bryant [MU '10], Hanna Benn [MU '09], Adam Kozie [MU '07], Kelly Wyse [MU '03], Whitney Lyman [MU '09], Lena Simon [MU '11], and Mike Sparks). Not familiar with Mary or Pollens' music? Take a listen at marylambertsings.com and pollens.bandcamp.com.