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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