How Mandy Moore and Her Fiancé Taylor Goldsmith Collaborated on "This Is Us"
The couple worked on a song together for the hit television show.
Mandy Moore has a musical background, so it makes sense that she and her fiancé, musican Taylor Goldsmith, make songs together. As for their most recent project? The talented couple decided to collaborate on a tune for Moore to sing on her hit show, This Is Us, reports CNN.
On this week's episode, a flashback shows Moore's character, aspiring singer Rebecca Pearson, heading to Los Angeles to meet with record label executives. She plays them a Joni Mitchell-inspired demo of a song called "Invisible Ink" in the hopes of landing a contract. This song was actually penned by Goldsmith, who is also the lead singer of the folk-rock band, Dawes.
Though Goldsmith has written many songs for his group and worked with his future-wife before, this marks the first time he's created something exclusively for Moore's current role. As it turns out, the actress was heavily involved in the tune's creation. "We wrote it together and my character is supposed to have written [it]. It's really beautiful and the way it's presented in the episode is really sweet," she said. The song holds so much meaning for Moore, who hopes to continue creating music with Goldsmith in the future. "I feel like this is our tiny little baby foray into making music together," she said, of performing her fiancé's song, which also features his guitar in the background.
Though the actress is clearly thrilled with the result, the collaboration wasn't actually Moore's idea. She told Entertainment Weekly that the project fell into place without her even knowing, thanks to the show's composer and musical supervisor, Siddhartha Khosla. "Sid approached Taylor outside of me-they did it on their own," she explained. "It was such a surprise…That my own soon-to-be-husband got to write from my character's perspective was pretty meta and weird, but it was so cool. The song is really beautiful."