Australian Singer-Songwriter Mark Wilkinson Unveils Tender Hearted New Song “Taking Our Time”

July 7, 2023 BY Jason Currell

Today, Australian singer-songwriter Mark Wilkinson shares a tender-hearted new song “Taking Our Time.” Co-written in Nashville with Old Sea Brigade’s Ben Cramer, Wilkinson strikes a reflective tone focusing on time between life’s significant milestones. Mark’s poignant lyrics urge listeners to live in the moment. Listen to “Taking Our Time” on all digital retailers (here).  

Mark explains; “Some memories are beautiful to reflect on whilst others can act as anchors, preventing us from moving on and embracing the present. Too often we find ourselves treading water, waiting for the perfect moment to do something or trying to relive times gone by. This track is about freeing yourself from historical baggage.” 

Mark Wilkinson teamed up with producer Owen Lewis (Old Sea Brigade, Mickey Guyton) during a series of recording sessions in Nashville. “Taking Our Time” follows “Time Floats Away” building on the success of his 2022 EP Mariposa and signaling more music on the horizon.  

Listen & Share “Taking Our Time” Here:


Playing piano and cello as a kid, Mark Wilkinson picked up a guitar in college and never put it down. He busked on three different continents and unveiled music of his own at a prolific pace. Following his 2011 full-length debut Truth Came Running, he gained international momentum with independent LPs such as Let The River Run [2013], Hand Picked, Vol. 2 [2015], Wasted Hours [2018], and Blue Eyed Girls [2019] to name a few. Christened SiriusXM’s “Discovery of the Year” upon his U.S. introduction in 2013, he has also impressively moved over 80,000 units and counting in addition to scaling the Australian Independent Charts at #1. Meanwhile, he lit up streaming platforms with the likes of “I’m On Fire” [Conki Remix], generating north of 34 million Spotify streams. Of his gigs, Huffington Post noted, “The buzz around Wilkinson’s live performances has been growing (he continues to sell out shows across Australia and throughout Europe, all without formal marketing support or promotional campaigns).” 

In 2022, Mark made his Nettwerk debut with the five-song EP Mariposa. He filtered a series of major life changes and big questions into the songwriting. Sparse instrumentals highlight his immaculate vocal delivery on songs like “Belong” and “Earthquake.” Then there’s “Grafton St,” which nods to his days busking on Grafton Street in Dublin, capturing the locale’s hustle and bustle in the production.  

Stay tuned for more from Mark Wilkinson. 


“Sometimes you catch a voice that makes your heart just soar, and Mark Wilkinson has one of those voices.  So emotive, so moving…”  

– Americana Highways 

“‘Grafton St’ is about growing up, falling in love, and coming to terms with change…”  

– The Bluegrass Situation 

“Wilkinson has a reminiscent sound of Ed Sheeran’s early days, and a Ray LaMontagne-style soul. Blending these elements together with his unique story-telling ability, the singer creates a sonic experience to move you to tears.”  

– Music Mecca 

“…showcasing Wilkinson’s powerful vocal performance… he tells the story of an embattled soul searching for happiness as he recounts the ups and downs of his own life.”  

– Variance Magazine