Seattle's rising alternative pop starlet Amanda Markley is gearing up for the release of her newest self-titled EP on 5/6/16. In anticipation of the release, Markley has partnered with Lucy Out Loud to debut an emotional, stripped-down version of her former hit "Cold." The hauntingly beautiful piano version, "Cold (Revisited)" highlights the artist's delicate tone of Markley's voice with it's gut wrenching emotional lyrics that take the listener on a journey through the feeling of loss.. Here is what Amanda Markley had to say about revisiting "Cold":
"When you go through heartbreak, there are lots of questions you have that get left unanswered, and this song really calls out to that. I wanted to revisit "Cold" because I connect so closely to the lyrics. Having gone through a tough breakup myself a few months back, I really know what it's like to feel the emotions of this song. I wanted to record a version of "Cold" that would capture the raw emotion I was feeling and portray that to the listener." - Amanda Markley
Amanda Markley has been busy this past year collaborating with a slew of Washington-based artists such as Adamm Mitchell (She Is We), Chase Manhattan (Night Argent), Matt Bacnis, and Chloe Hendrickson on her forthcoming EP [out 5/6/16]. The first single, "Jealousy" was released in 2015 in a partnership with Cadence & Cause, sending all proceeds of single downloads to the charitable cause of rescuing homeless animals and finding them homes. 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 is available for pre-order here.