Release Date: Jan 28, 2022
Record label: Interscope
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Almost four years after the release of her second EP Conexão, where singer-songwriter Mark established her favoured form of therapy - creative flow -- she's delivering a concept album of self-discovery. Divided into three segments: Part 1: Without, Part 2: Withheld and Part 3: Within -- each explores Mark's journey through insecurity; forced confidence; and finding her place within the world, respectively. Album opener "One" is a juxtaposition in it's finest form.
Ever since the development of "PBR&B", a nocturnal, introspective sound that swept America's airwaves about 10 years ago, lengthy R&B records have been a tad risky. Will the filtered synths and relaxed verses turn into a stylish neon sludge, or has real attention been paid to structure, songcraft and quality control? Luckily in New York based singer, songwriter and producer Amber Mark's case Three Dimensions Deep is a winner, as diverse production allows for a collection of tunes that are never boring. Most of the lyrical content is centred around relationships, whether leaving them or entering them ("out here like 'hey, what's up' / 'tis the season of cuff / and I need that gushy stuff / give me a love so soft"), while FOMO focuses on the need to socialise and have fun after being stuck inside, a notion that feels very pertinent for 2022.