Music to Write To: Amber Mark

The other day, I was listening carefully to Curtis Harding’s song “Till the End,” and I heard a sly, low-pitched voice doing call and response in the background. Curious, I looked into the credits for background vocals, and discovered that the voice belongs to Amber Mark, who is a singer and songwriter in her own right. She grew up traveling the world and has a special affection for India, which is the setting of her song “Monsoon.” The song is lovely and also poignant: it is a love song for her mother, who died in 2013.