Seattle’s own Amanda Markley is thrilled to announce the release date of her forthcoming EP, Amanda Markley. On May 5th, 2016, fans will be able to download and purchase the EP she has spent over a year writing and recording. With help from a multitude of other Washington State artists such as Chase Manhattan (Night Argent), Adamm Mitchell (She is We), Matt Bacnis, and Chloe Henderson, she has produced an EP full of infectious tracks such as “Jealousy” and “Monster” as well as new songs her fans will be excited to hear. The project has been a long time coming, and very close to Markley’s heart. Markley states:
Finishing this EP has been a long process and I am very excited to finally release it. I had to get through some frustrating times to finish the recording, but I’m happy with how it all came together in the end. I decided to self-title this EP because it is debuting a new, more mature sound for me and it really shows more of who I am as an artist. I had to stand on my own a lot and get things done to finish this EP, and self-titling it highlights my strength through completion. I hope you all enjoy it!
Markley is a pop singer/songwriter hailing from the Pacific Northwest. Following a life-altering spinal injury that caused her to withdraw from her passion of horseback riding, Amanda learned to cope by writing her emotions in a journal. Those writings became the inspiration for her new passion, music and transformed into the lyrics of her first songs. Now, able to ride horses again, Amanda Markley strives to inspire and give others courage to follow their own dreams – a passion she hopes fans will find intertwined in many of her lyrics.
Early in her career, Amanda’s original song “Breathe,” was heard by acclaimed songwriter Scott Krippayne, who has penned No.1 hits for Jordin Sparks, Demi Lovato, and Blake Lewis, to name a few. Krippayne was so intrigued by Amanda’s soulful songwriting, he produced her first album, as well as co-wrote a song titled “You and Me” on her debut album, entitled Breathe.
In 2013, Amanda Markley was chosen from Ernie Ball’s Battle of the Bands to play Van’s Warped Tour on the Acoustic Basement stage in Seattle. Markley has also shared the stage with artists such as Aaron Carter, Tyler Ward, William Beckett, and more. Captivated by the local coffee house vibe of the Pacific Northwest, the singer often plays vocally rich and emotionally raw acoustic sets. When not performing in an intimate setting, Amanda commands the stage with a full band and is a regular performer El Corazon, Chop Suey, the Hard Rock Cafe and other iconic venues in the Seattle area.
Markley recently wrapped up production in the studio on a slew of new tracks to be featured on the forthcoming self-titled EP. The first single, “Jealousy” was released in 2015 in a partnership with Cadence & Cause, sending all proceeds of single downloads to the cause of rescuing homeless animals and finding them homes. Chase Manhattan (Night Argent) produced the music video for “Jealousy” which premiered exclusively with PopWrapped. The EP features five tracks by the singer/songwriter, including the infectious dance-pop track, “Monster,” a stripped down piano version of her hit “Cold,” and a brand new track titled “Fire.” Following this EP release, Markley is headed to Nashville to record a set of new tracks with notable singer/songwriter/producer Will Pugh (Cartel).
Amanda Markley EP: Tracklisting
5. Cold (stripped)
Until the EP is released on 5/6/16, head to YouTube.com to check out Amanda Markley’s latest track, “Monster,” as well as other incredible music videos from the starlet. Follow Amanda Markley online for behind-the-scenes updates and new music leading up to the official release of Amanda Markley EP.
This budding songwriter’s music can be heard on Spotify, Pandora, Sirius Radio Coffee Café, Seattle Wave Radio, and more. Follow Amanda Markley on social media (@amarkleymusic) for future announcements and new music soon!