Australian Troubadour MARK WILKINSON Signs to Nettwerk; Shares the Evocative New Single “Belong”
June 17, 2022 BY George Chammas
Today, Australian songwriter and troubadour Mark Wilkinson is proud to announce his signing to Nettwerk Music Group (Passenger, Old Sea Brigade, Harrison Storm) with the release of his new single “Belong.” Mark is known for highlighting the intimate moments of life with a mature style of songwriting and profoundly eloquent lyricism.
On “Belong,”Mark strikes a gentle chord with his beautiful, clear vocals and muted piano. Soft string arrangements flow through the song, adding to the cinematic nature, yet there’s an emotional tension that Mark describes as “fighting for what’s important to you and holding strong in the face of adversity.” His gentle songwriting style and vocal tonality call to mind contemporaries such as Harrison Storm, James Vincent McMorrow, & Jack Savoretti.
Mark is currently on tour in Australia before making his way to the U.S. for performances at Americana Fest in Nashville, September 14th – 17th. Find tickets and information at https://www.markwilkinsonmusic.com/.
LISTEN TO “BELONG” ON ALL DIGITAL RETAILERS (HERE)
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).”