I've been trying to figure out what to offer in terms of merch for this next album, and was a little stumped. My crop top obsession is steadfast and true, so what's a sad gay fashionista to do? Make crop tops about crying OF COURSE. Here's a link to my store! https://marylambert.bigcartel.com/product/crying-is-good-for-you-crop-top
ALERT ALERT it's an album preview!! HUGE thanks to J. Austin Wilson, PB&, World Famous, Visit Seattle & UNheardof Brand (and a whole bunch more– full credits on video link) for making such a gorgeous video about one of my favorite songs on the album, "Shame". Can't wait for you to hear what I've been working on for the last few years. More announcements to come...
For months, Paige and I have enjoyed following the tales of #mandarinduck, and felt so lucky to be so close to this special angel this weekend. I think the most meaningful part about the buzz of mandarin duck, is how this vibrant creature has united bird fans & casual passers-by in one place. We all gathered & marveled at this small thing in a place as huge as New York City. Thank you, mandarin duck!!! 🦆 ♥️✨
It has been a thrill producing my next album. I never thought that I’d be able to hold my own in the control room, doing my own programming, and tracking my own vocals. I still have a lot to learn, but I feel confident saying that I’m a real producer and hope to start producing other folks’ records! Hire me! Hire women! Hire trans and non-binary folks! Hire POC! Hire queer people! You can do it!!!
Yow!! I’m on my way home after a full work week! I worked on some exciting new projects, had some transformative hangs with friends, and ate very very good food. I also had some issues sleeping and had a few panic attacks, just to be real with you. I wanted to say this: having folks in your life that understand what your limitations are and don’t put unrealistic expectations on what you can deliver are super important. Even more importantly, is your personal assessment of what you can realistically accomplish in a certain amount of time. If you do a self analysis and find that you can’t deliver on a commitment you made, be honest with yourself & the people around you. If you are altruistic to the point of self harm, recognize that. Know that your displacement of your needs will eventually resurface in a way that will usually end up being more taxing and unfair to the people around you, as they will likely have to pick up your slack. Try to make your self care preventative. Know that self care isn’t just ice cream and naps, it’s self-analysis, reflection, and sometimes committing yourself to the rewiring of your brain. True kindness can feel a little scary sometimes. And remember!!! Everyone is doing their best with the faculties they have. Try to be patient with yourself and others.