303 Magazine Feature
Denver-based vocalist Mandy Groves was writing love songs before she even knew what love was. Her wide eyes sparkle when she speaks of the emotion, both imagining the whimsical fantasy of Hollywood “rom-coms” and the thorny reality of watching love end with tears in her eyes or a bitter taste in her mouth (“I was writing ‘Tyrone”-esque lyrics when I was 10″).
Romance is the beating heart of Groves’ music, a reckless driver that informs her story. Even as a little kid, Groves recalls listening to one of her favorite bands, Lincoln Park, and wondering why the band she loved shied away from the emotion. In fact, she remembers not even understanding how it was possible.
Nowadays, Groves has been around the block enough times to know what love is but that hasn’t stopped her from plucking the petals off the daisies just to pick them back up again.