Seattle songwriter Amanda Markley has released a new single, called “Ways to Go,” a year after debuting her self-titled EP. The new track features Cartel frontman Will Pugh, who also produced the song.
Check it out below!
“Ways to Go” is about relationships: the ups and downs, the highs and lows, and the journeys people take together to grow and change. Recording the single was the first time Markley and Pugh worked together, and Markley says it “has a good message because it’s about getting through the ups and downs of a relationship and how life is always a journey.”
Her own life has certainly been a journey. Markley wasn’t always a singer. She used to ride horses, but after a devastating spinal injury (I’ve been there – it sucks) she had to scale back on her passion for horseback riding and channel her emotion into something else. She coped with her injury by writing in a journal, which lead to her inspiration for writing music. And since then, she’s come a long way. Markley strives to inspire people to follow their dreams, which is the foremost message in many of her lyrics. “Ways to Go” may be about relationships, but it also encompasses Markley’s passion for embracing life and all that comes with it.
Listen to “Ways to Go” through the exclusive release with Substream Magazine, and keep up with Amanda Markley on social media for more updates from the soulful singer.