4 Songs, 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Amber Mark is an open book. In 2017, the New York-based singer/songwriter’s debut EP, 3:33am, grieved for her late mother with staggering honesty. On this follow-up, she chooses to work through faltering love, swapping some of 3:33am’s vulnerability for shape-up-or-ship-out bite—all wrapped in a velvet glove of lounge- and house-tinged R&B. Throughout, Mark’s subtle majesty recalls Sade, who’s given her enthusiastic approval to the spare, bass-heavy cover of her 1988 single “Love Is Stronger Than Pride.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Amber Mark is an open book. In 2017, the New York-based singer/songwriter’s debut EP, 3:33am, grieved for her late mother with staggering honesty. On this follow-up, she chooses to work through faltering love, swapping some of 3:33am’s vulnerability for shape-up-or-ship-out bite—all wrapped in a velvet glove of lounge- and house-tinged R&B. Throughout, Mark’s subtle majesty recalls Sade, who’s given her enthusiastic approval to the spare, bass-heavy cover of her 1988 single “Love Is Stronger Than Pride.”

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About Amber Mark

Amber Mark's multifaceted and sophisticated pop sound is rooted in a wide range of inspirations soaked up from time spent in the U.S., India, Germany, Brazil, and Nepal. She began writing music as a way to work through the 2013 death of her mother and in 2016, while in her early twenties, released her first songs: "Space," "Monsoon" (featuring her mother's voice), and "Way Back." The debut, supported by DJ Zane Lowe, left the biggest impact. The following year, after she signed with the Universal-distributed PMR Records -- home to similarly hard-to-pigeonhole singer/songwriters Jamie Woon and Jessie Ware -- Mark released 3:33am, an EP that featured the three previous singles and four new songs. Following the vibrant "Heat Wave" later that year, Mark issued another single, "Love Me Right," in early 2018. ~ Andy Kellman

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