7 Songs, 25 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

New Yorker Amber Mark calls her sound “R&B tribal”, a sonic melting pot that reflects her childhood spent travelling multiple continents. The gauzy hypnotics of alt-R&B fuse with ceremonial handclaps on “S P a C E,” while rainfall and a graceful sitar riff salve her grief on “Monsoon.” On songs that mourn her late, beloved mother, Mark’s gorgeous voice is full of searing pain, especially when woven around dancing piano on “Lose My Cool.” However, tribal house ballad “Way Back” and the assured Motown swing of “Can You Hear Me?” welcome in acceptance and optimism.

EDITORS’ NOTES

New Yorker Amber Mark calls her sound “R&B tribal”, a sonic melting pot that reflects her childhood spent travelling multiple continents. The gauzy hypnotics of alt-R&B fuse with ceremonial handclaps on “S P a C E,” while rainfall and a graceful sitar riff salve her grief on “Monsoon.” On songs that mourn her late, beloved mother, Mark’s gorgeous voice is full of searing pain, especially when woven around dancing piano on “Lose My Cool.” However, tribal house ballad “Way Back” and the assured Motown swing of “Can You Hear Me?” welcome in acceptance and optimism.

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