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Episode 1: Amber Mark

Hear our in-depth conversation with the rising New York based singer / songwriter.

Amber Mark has lived in more countries than many will ever get to visit. Born in Tennessee and raised between Miami and New York, by the time she was 12 she'd lived everywhere from a Tibetan monastery to Berlin. Her worldly experience emanates a calming cosmopolitan quality that's apparent in her music and conversation.

2017's 3:33am EP deals with her mother's death delicately. Simultaneously devastating and uplifting, at times you might find yourself dancing to house rhythms while lyrics like "look at you in bed, you're hardly breathing" float hauntingly over the melody. Amber's voice is powerful, smoky, and confident. Her emotion and breadth of melodic talent shines through without any unnecessary vocal runs.

With her recently released Conexão EP, Amber has further solidified her future as a pop powerhouse. Hear us talk about working on her new record and tackling her insecurities, skipping school to hang out in Washington Square Park, and the numerous jobs she had before pursuing music full time. Thanks for tuning in, be sure to subscribe for more episodes.

Show Highlights

00:10 Amber gets signed after releasing her first SoundCloud song

09:50 Amber on growing up in a Tibetan monastery

16:16 Amber's strained relationship with her father

30:25 Amber's mom's diagnosis and struggle with cancer

34:05 Amber on making emotional dance songs

37:33 Amber on artist insecurities after a successful debut EP

38:45 Amber shares what inspired the name of her EP, 3:33am

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