Mary Danielle Lambert (born May 3, 1989) is a Singer-Songwriter based out of Seattle, who is most famous for her chorus on Macklemore's Same Love. Her most famous appearances are performing the song with him, but aside from this, Mary has managed two EPs of her own, one entitled Letters Don't Talk (2012) and Welcome To The Age Of My Body (2013).
Capitol Records released her album, Heart On My Sleeve, on October 14, 2014. Lambert's work is based on her struggles with body image, abuse, and her lifestyle as a lesbian and a Christian. She has also released a poetry book in January of 2013 entitled 500 Tips For Fat Girls.
Lambert is now independent again, and her most recent EP, Bold, was funded through Kickstarter, and released in 2017. It features "Love Is Love," a duet with her mother, Mary Kay Lambert.
Tropes associated with Mary Lambert include:
- As Herself: She sings in the Faking It prom episode...and announces that the pig and the ficus are prom king and queen.
- As the Good Book Says...: "Love is patient, love is kind", the hook of "Same Love" and "She Keeps Me Warm", is a quote from 1 Corinthians 13.
- Big Beautiful Woman: She's large, and incredibly pretty.
- Broken Bird: Has a history of sexual abuse and bipolar depression.
- Lighter and Softer: "Secrets", compared to her other work, which is normally much darker. It's also the most upbeat song on the Heart on My Sleeve album.
- Lyrical Cold Open: My Moon.
- Pep-Talk Song: Body Love, in the most cathartic way you can imagine.
- Precision F-Strike: "My shit's not in order" from "Secrets".
- Rearrange the Song: A lot of Macklemore fans showed up at Mary's shows who were only familiar with Same Love, so Mary rolled with it, took her famous chorus and used it on her own song, She Keeps Me Warm.
- Self-Deprecation: "Secrets" describe's Mary's personal problems in a sarcastic style.
- Spoken Word in Music: I Know Girls (Body Love).
- Start My Own: She was disheartened to find that there were no music videos featuring lesbian love stories, so with She Keeps Me Warm she set out to forge that path herself. She pulled it off.