Australian Troubadour Mark Wilkinson Shares the Heart-Wrenching New Song “Earthquake”
July 29, 2022 BY Jason Currell
Today, Australian songwriter and troubadour Mark Wilkinson unveils the heart-wrenching new song, “Earthquake,” via Nettwerk (Passenger, Old Sea Brigade, Harrison Storm). With his signature sentimental lyricism, the track puts his beautiful, clear vocals front and center. The emotional song relates to Mark’s recent journey of becoming a father, he explains:
“Earthquake is about navigating through uncharted territory and embracing the uncertainty that comes with it. Becoming a father for the first time brought about a lot of emotion. It made me reflect on life balance and this song is a melting pot of all those thoughts and feelings.”
“Earthquake” follows recent single “Belong,” highlighting a textured cinematic arrangements and mature signwriting that calls to mind contemporaries such as Harrison Storm, James Vincent McMorrow, & Jack Savoretti.
Mark is currently finishing up an Australian tour before making his way to the U.S. for performances at Americana Fest in Nashville, September 16th & 17th followed by additional North American dates in New York City, Los Angeles, and more. Find tickets and information at https://www.
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ABOUT MARK WILKINSON:
Intimacy reinforces connection. Akin to trapping a butterfly, Mark Wilkinson bottles the most intimate moments of his life within the quiet space between delicate piano, soft strings, gentle guitar, and eloquent lyricism. In his songs, the Sydney-based singer and songwriter allows listeners to get as close as possible to him— almost as if he’s speaking directly to them through his dynamic delivery and soulful timbre. He shares relatable stories of change, life, and love.
“I’m just a normal guy who has a passion for songwriting,” he smiles. “I love the way it brings out a huge amount of emotion and can unite people. It taps into something that’s normally hard to reach. Like everybody else, I’m simply a regular person who connects through music.”
Playing piano and cello as a kid, Mark 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 , Hand Picked, Vol. 2 , Wasted Hours , and Blue Eyed Girls  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 23.5 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).”