– After just one year of officially making music, Amber Mark has already impressed people in very high places and attempts to captivate the world with her debut album, 3:33am.
SoundCloud has been an invaluable tool for independent artists and many of today’s stars have jumpstarted high-powered careers because of it. At the same time, however, you still have to deliver quality music and with so many artists using SoundCloud, it’s easy for even the best art to get lost in the shuffle. That’s what makes NYC-based R&B singer, Amber Mark, something special.
After only having one song – I repeat, ONE SONG – on SoundCloud, the reposts started rolling in and DJ Zane Lowe eventually got wind of her talent. That one song, “S P A C E”, then made it onto Lowe’s Beats 1 show and was featured on the iTunes homepage where it earned the “Hot Tracks” title. While there, it held its ground right beside music from Drake, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Future, and Justin Bieber.
The 22 year old singer has an eclectic mix of musical influences that show in her art. Some of her influences include Michael Jackson, Sade, Stan Getz, A Tribe Called Quest, Ravi Shankar, and Ella Fitzgerald. Her influences also come from her nomadic lifestyle as she has lived in Nepal, India, Germany, Brazil, and New York City. Through these travels she has picked up on Tibetan Mantras, Trance, House/Techno, Bossa Nova rhythms, and Hip-Hop/R&B respectively.
Take a listen to 3:33am below, and check out this interview while you’re at it. Let us know what you think. Will Amber Mark be able to stick around?
Written by DJ Robinson