Mark Howard released enchanting debut single ‘Pick Me Up’
The first single from Phillip Island-based singer-songwriter Mark Howard’s debut album, ‘Passing Strangers’, is titled ‘Pick Me Up’, and it is located on Australia’s southern coast. The album’s first song features a loose groove, retro lo-fi tones, and an honest, soul-stirring confessional vocal. The lyrics, which were written at the start of the pandemic, explore what the human condition needs in order to be rescued from the depths of hopelessness and grief. Even the sky gets blue, Howard poetically observes in ‘Pick Me Up’. Anyone who enjoys Alt Country, Americana, or mellow bluesy rock will find this to be a wonderful journey of melancholy that crescendos in a positive way.
Mark Howard is a dynamic and independent artist who has performed in over 45 countries and received praise from critics both in Australia and abroad. In his hometown of Phillip Island, Victoria, he wrote and recorded his debut album, Passing Strangers, as he dealt with the pandemic. The album’s sludgy rhythms and inventive melodies push the limits of folk, rock, blues, and alt-country. Mark has a theater background and years of performing experience, and his soul-stirring songwriting continues to enthrall audiences both locally and internationally.
Check out his new song here!