OCTOBER 14: Mary Lambert’s “Heart on My Sleeve…


On this day in 2014, Mary
Lambert’s Heart on My Sleeve album first hit shelves. The lesbian singer and
songwriter’s debut album contained the hit “She Keeps Me Warm.”


The cover of Mary Lambert’s debut full-length album Heart on My Sleeve (x).

Mary Lambert first got her start
in the world of slam poetry, representing Seattle, Washington – not far from
her hometown of Everett, Washington – in the 2008 Brave New Voices
International Poetry Competition. In 2012, she reached the mainstream’s radar
by co-writing and providing vocals for the song “Same Love” by Macklemore and Ryan
Lewis. As a lesbian, she was the only LGBT person to work on the track.

Adapting the success of her verse
from “Same Love” into her own independent material, Mary wrote “She Keeps Me Warm,” which became the
first single of her Heart on My Sleeve album in January of 2014. The album as a
whole was released on October 14, 2014 to a positive reception. The songs “She
Keeps Me Warm” and “Secrets” were highlights of the album, giving wlw
everywhere new explicitly gay tunes to bop to. Mary is currently working on her second album, but until then, the lyric “I can’t think straight, I’m so gay” from “Secrets” will remain our mantra.