New York-based singer/songwriter Amber Mark drops a brand-new isolation-inspired demo ‘Waiting (Demo)’, as part of her ongoing series of covers and originals to be released over the coming weeks titled, ‘Covered-19’.
‘Waiting (Demo)’ was entirely self-produced and recorded from her NYC flat during the city’s lockdown and follows her previous cover of Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box’. The versatile artist also self-directs original visuals to accompany each track of the ‘Covered-19’ series.
The new single is a sultry, downtempo ode to devotion throughout these testing times that sonically harks back to Amber’s debut 2017 EP 3:33am.
Mark has been keen to remain productive during the current global pandemic and resulting self-isolation; “For me, making music in the Covid-19 quarantine has probably been the only positive to come out of a tragedy like this. All the pressure I normally feel when working on music is lifted. And I just have this ‘f__k it’ mentality. People get to really see you in your most bare state and vice versa. That’s the beauty in the music I’m making right now. It’s just me whipping up whatever I’m feeling.”
Alongside her new ‘Waiting (Demo) and ‘Heart-Shaped Box’, Mark also released a short cover of The Who’s classic track ‘The Seeker’ on her socials which earned a nod of approval from none other than Pete Townshend, who commented “I’m in shock. So cool. Thank you. You made this your own.”.
The ‘Covered-19’ series follows her recent single ‘Generous’; a seductive bedroom cut that borrows strings from Henry Mancini’s ‘Lujon’. The track has already been streamed more than 2.5 million times.
‘Generous’ came hot on the heels of a stellar 2019 for Amber that saw her rack up over 100 million combined streams, play a sold-out UK and EU tour including London’s Scala and have singles ‘Mixer’ and ‘What If’, while ‘Mixer’ was named one of NPR’s Best Songs of 2019.