NYC singer/songwriter Amber Mark is using her time in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic to record a series of self-produced covers, and the first one is Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box".
Mark's COVERED-19 series will see her record and produce her own covers of songs, releasing one every two weeks.
Yesterday (31 March), Mark unveiled her version of Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box", and it's almost unrecognisable.
She says of her COVERED-19 series, "For me, making music in the Covid-19 quarantine has probably been the only positive to come out of a tragedy like this. All the pressure I normally feel when working on music is lifted. And I just have this ‘fuck it’ mentality. People get to really see you in your most bare state and vice versa. That’s the beauty in the music I’m making right now. It’s just me whipping up whatever I’m feeling. Keeping it minimal has been the key mentality for me and just having fun with it. I used to stress so much about visuals and the message I was sending with my music. I’ve learned a lot about myself already during the quarantine. And hope to keep this mentality going when all of this is finally over."
Earlier this week, she shared a clip of her covering The Who's "The Seeker". Pete Townshend commented, "I’m in shock. So cool. Thank you. You made this your own."
Been thinking a lot more about the planet and our universe... looking into scientific explanations as to what the meaning of life, the universe, and everything is. Figured I’d cover The Seeker by @officialthewho written by @yaggerdang cause this song is the ultimate mood right now. P.s. Apparently the answer’s 42 (if you don’t get the reference y’all need to get on some reading)