While busy working on her new EP set for release this Spring, Seattle’s rising pop singer/songwriter Amanda Markley has been turning heads by dropping a slew of raw, stripped down covers that highlight the strongest female pop artists. Recently, Amanda released a chilling rendition of Joy Williams’ “What A Good Woman Does” (ft. producer Chase Manhattan of Night Argent), which will be featured on her forthcoming EP. Last night, the starlet released another awe-inspiring live acoustic video covering Halsey’s “Hurricane” along with musician D.J. Brennan, which can be viewed here. Like the others, “Hurricane” highlights the singer’s uniquely hypnotic tone that traps the listener into a fever dream. Here is what Markley had to say about why she chose to cover “Hurricane“:
“Halsey is an artist I look up to. Her lyrics are so raw and real that they are very powerful. I chose this song because it is a reminder to stay strong and be independent. I was excited to work with DJ Brennan to put my own spin on this song.” – Amanda Markley
Markley is currently in the studio with Chase Manhattan to collaborate on and produce her upcoming EP at Rainmaker Studios. The first single from the EP, “Jealousy” was released in 2015 in a partnership withCadence & Cause, sending all proceeds of single downloads to the charitable cause of rescuing homeless animals and finding them homes. Manhattan produced a music video for “Jealousy” which premiered exclusively with PopWrapped. The duo recently released a chilling cover of Joy Williams’ track “What A Good Woman Does,” highlighting their time together in the studio. The EP is set to release early 2016 with a slew of new tracks, videos, and more on the way.
Head over to Amanda Markley’s YouTube to catch her infectious cover of Halsey’s “Hurricane” featuring D.J. Brennan. Follow Amanda Markley on social media for behind-the-scenes updates and new music as she preps for her 2016 EP release.