Mary Lambert: Spoken Word Poet (And World-Class Singer)
The combo of music and spoken word poetry transformed the Grammy-nominated “Same Love” singer into a voice of inspiration.
Some of the most fascinating people in today’s culture are distinguished not just by their craft, but also by their passions. We call them the New Alphas.
Mary Lambert remembers when she first got the call from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. They wanted her to perform on their gay rights anthem, “Same Love.”
“It was missing this little bit of soul in the connection,” Lambert admits about the song, explaining that despite having only three hours to prepare her now famous refrain that it felt like “my life has been training for this moment.”
In this installment of #NewAlphas, presented by Lenovo, we chatted with the 25-year-old singer and spoken word poet about how she overcame an abusive childhood and a lifelong battle with bi-polar disease to become a Grammy Award-nominated artist with a constant drive to create.