Following its Annie Mac premiere last night, today New York based singer, songwriter and producer Amber Mark releases ‘Competition’, the second single to emerge from her forthcoming debut album, set for release later this year on EMI/PMR Records. The track is a thematic progression from first single ‘Worth It’, with Amber’s previous reflections on her sense of self-worth now blossoming into a celebration of her strength. As with ‘Worth It’, the single is accompanied by a stunningly choreographed official video co-directed by Amber with Cara Stricker, with the anthology of the album’s videos set to form a short film to be released alongside the album. Amber also today announces an intimate London show at Lafayette on August 24th – sign up for presale here.
“I hold this one so close to my heart. ‘Competition’ comes from a state of always comparing yourself to others and how ruthless that competitive nature can be towards yourself and towards others.” says Amber; “The song is a reminder of how much stronger we are together.”
While April’s release of ‘Worth It’ marked the first official single since 2020’s ‘Generous’, 2020 was still a hugely productive year for Amber. With her hometown of NYC hit hard in the first wave of the pandemic and placed under strict lockdown, Amber turned to her simple home studio to create an acclaimed series of home-produced covers and originals titled ‘Covered-19’, each accompanied by a homemade video and artworks. The series was followed by a collaboration with longtime friend Empress Of on the protest song ‘You’ve Got To Feel’, earning Annie Mac’s Hottest Record, ‘Tune Of The Week’ and a spot on the Radio 1 playlist. Earlier this year Amber was featured on legendary DJ Paul Woolford’s new piano-house track ‘HEAT’, again snagging Annie Mac’s Hottest Record and a long run across the Radio 1 and 2 playlists. Having already amassed over 300 million streams since the release of her breakout debut EP 3:33AM in 2017, Amber’s debut album will be released later in 2021, with more information to follow soon.