Mandy Groves is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Denver, Colorado. Not too long ago, she released a lovely three-track EP, entitled, “Three”, produced by Shinu.
‘Three’ contains relatable storylines, smooth vocals, and tuneful melodies. Also, the EP possesses groovy instrumentations scented with contemporary R&B and neo-soul elements.
The project found life, back in October 2019, after Groves was terminated from her position as the lead singer of Wash Park Band.
“I was fired from the cover band I devoted four years of my life to. Essentially because of my growing acting career and solo music, they were starting to phase me out. Both in my role in the band (by secretly auditioning and hiring my replacement) and in the way they treated me until they finally let me go. Like many young women before me in the band, I was hired for my potential and treated differently once I tried to reach it.” – Mandy Groves
Within days after being let go, Groves was driving in the morning after leaving the studio and fell asleep at the wheel. She hit a guardrail going 70 mph on the highway, totaled her vehicle, and sustained several injuries. The accident put her on bed rest for several weeks.
“I moved in with my parents for a month following the accident. And they took care of me day and night. I felt like I was missing out on so much and falling behind [on my work]. I really wanted to take that trauma and turn it into something positive. That’s why this EP means so much to me. I feel like I am finally settling into who I am as an artist and adversity only fuels my drive.” – Mandy Groves
A month later, while wearing a neck brace, she entered the studio and began working with Shinu on songs for her third EP. As with every other project they’ve done together, the duo made some magic happen in a mere matter of hours.
“This EP really feels like a continuation of ‘Blame’ [Groves’s second EP]. It feels like closure in a sense and a new start. Now I can devote all of my energy towards my music and my acting.” – Mandy Groves
Mandy Groves – “Three” EP
“My vibe was different. More sad and moody and sexy. So I got there with the intention to make something like that. My voice was also much healthier while I was recovering than when I was in the band. I had time to heal from the wringer it was put through in the band. Loud instruments, bad sound/ low monitors, exhaustion, having to sing around cigarette smoke, etc. So I knew I wanted to really sing, show my range and my true voice.” – Mandy Groves
After realizing that both songs she wrote had three-word titles, Mandy Groves found some direction for the project.
“I was like, ‘let’s make one more song. Three songs with three-word titles. Then I realized it would be my third EP and we had the whole concept down. Three is a very meaningful number to me and it holds a lot of power in my life. It represents change and creativity, a unique ability to express yourself and follow your destiny, among other things. I’ve been guided by 3s in many tough situations and on many new paths. I feel like with this EP I’m finally finding my true sound and expressing really relatable feelings.” – Mandy Groves
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