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Amber Mark turns struggle into a chance for discovery in “What It Is”, announces debut album

Following a series of empowering and impressive singles and videos, including “Worth It” and “Competition”, New York talent Amber Mark has finally announced her debut album: it’s called Three Dimensions Deep and arrives on January 28, 2022. She says:

“Three Dimensions Deep is a musical journey of what questions you begin to ask yourself when you start looking to the universe for answers. I can only go as deep as the third dimension as that’s how we see the world, but what about when you start looking to the universe within for answers.”

Today she has also shared a new song called “What It Is”, saying: “‘What It Is’ low key is the title track of the album without it actually being the title track. It comes from going through negative experiences which end up being the gateway to a question I think I’ll be asking for the rest of my life. What is the meaning of life,the universe and everything?”

Where the previous singles have found Amber reinforcing the value of other people, “What It Is” finds her turning inwards to battle a moment of self-doubt. Accompanied by a low-key but undoubtedly funky arrangement, it finds her soul-searching, and expanding outwards from herself to question the purpose of everything; “feel it in my bones, I’ve got to know / tell me what it is.” Even though she may not necessarily find any satisfying answers on this quest, she turns her wonderment into truly gorgeous and soulful emotion, and the radiance of her vocal is enough to tell us that she’s going to pull through this and come to a brighter place. “What It Is” has more than enough warmth and grace to it to help you through any similar low points, too.

Watch the lyric video for “What It Is” below or find the song on streaming platforms.

Amber Mark’s debut album Three Dimensions Deep arrives on January 28, 2022 through Jasmine Music (pre-order/save). You can find heron Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

She’s also got plenty of tour dates ahead:

Sat March 5, Paris, Nouveau Casino
Sun March 6, Brussels, Botanique
Mon March 7, Munich, Strom
Wed March 9, Berlin, Frannz
Thu March 10, Cologne, Luxor
Fri March 11, Hamburg, Stage
Sun March 13, Amsterdam, Melkweg Oude Zaal
Tue March 15, Bristol, O2 Academy
Wed March 16, Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
Fri March 18, Dublin, Academy
Sat March 19, Glasgow, Garage
Sun March 20, Liverpool, Arts Club
Tue March 22, Leeds, Stylus
Wed March 23, Manchester, Academy 2
Thu March 24, London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
US TOUR 2022
Mon March 28, Boston, MA, The Sinclair
Wed March 30, Montreal, QC, Le Belmont
Thu March 31, Toronto, ON, The Garrison
Sat April 2, Detroit, MI, El Club
Sun April 3, Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall
Tue April 5, Denver, CO, Bluebird Theater
Fri April 8, Portland, OR, Doug Fir Lounge
Sat April 9, Seattle, WA, The Crocodile
Sun April 10, Vancouver, BC, Biltmore Cabaret
Wed April 13, San Francisco, CA, The Independent
Mon May 9, Phoenix, AZ, Valley Bar
Thu May 12, Houston, HOB @ The Bronze Peacock
Fri May 13, Dallas, TX, HOB @ The Cambridge Room
Sun May 15, Atlanta, GA, Aisle 5
Tue May 17, Washington, DC, Union Stage
Wed May 18, Philadelphia, PA, Foundry
Fri May 20, Brooklyn, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg