Amber Mark covers "Thong Song" as final track of Covered-19 Series
“Amber Mark is carving out a musical space of deft emotion.” – The Guardian “Honest, eloquent and impossibly talented, Amber Mark is a breath of fresh air.” – NME
Today New York based singer, songwriter and producer Amber Mark releases ‘Thong Song’, a cover of Sisqó’s turn-of-the-century R&B classic. ‘Thong Song’ is the fifth and final track in Amber’s series of covers and originals titled ‘Covered-19’ that has seen Amber regularly release new tracks entirely self-produced and recorded from her NYC flat during the lockdown alongside home-made visuals.
Amber’s unique twist on the classic track stylistically follows the debut track of the series; a cover of Nirvana’s ‘Heart-Shaped Box’. Other tracks from the series include originals ‘1894’ and ‘Waiting (Demo)’, and most recently a cover of Eddie Kendricks’ ‘My People…Hold On’ recorded for charity in reaction to the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests around the world, which was recently added to Michelle Obama’s Spotify playlist. Amber also released a short cover of The Who’s classic track ‘The Seeker’ 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 series has been hugely popular, accumulating more than 6.5 million streams and earning Amber over 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
The ‘Covered-19’ series follows recent single ‘Generous’; a woozy, bumping bedroom jam laced with strings sampled from Henry Mancini’s ‘Lujon’. The track has already been streamed more than 4 million times alongside support from BBC Radio 1 and playlisting at 1Xtra, while Amber is also a face of Calvin Klein’s new spring campaign. ‘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’ playlisted at BBC 1Xtra, while ‘Mixer’ was named one of NPR’s Best Songs of 2019. Following the conclusion of ‘Covered-19’ and with the world looking ahead to a brighter future, stay tuned for more new music and news from Amber later in 2020.