Listed as one of “CMT’s Next Women of Country Class of 2022”, Miko Marks is taking the Americana soul scene by storm. And with her latest single, “One More Night,” it’s clear why.
Released on July 28th via Redtone Records, the Nashville-based artist wrote this song as a testament to her “gospel, blues and country roots.”
“One More Night” offers an upbeat roots-rock groove with rich harmonies and soulful vocals, as the songstress longs for one more night feeling at home in the places she loves. This celebration of nature and home is driven home by her passionate voice over the choral background vocals. As in previous records, such as her 2021 album, Our Country, Marks is accompanied by the talented band, The Resurrectors.
Marks’ lyrics breed nostalgia for southern soul and culture as she takes the listener from the Mississippi Delta to New Orleans and beyond, with resonating lines and hooks like, “And that music rolled down to Muscle Shoals / And kept movin’ on down the line / Take me back, take me back, one more night.”
Her soul and passion are unmatched, and the backing groove draws comparisons to The Band themselves in their heyday. As she continues to sing, “The spirit and the sound / They lift you up and they never gonna let you down,” her words lift the spirit with their warmth and love.
Characterized by The Wall Street Journal as having a “genre and industry-defying mission,” Marks has remained true to herself throughout her career by combining her passion for country, soul, and Americana. She also merges her passion for social activism with music as a participant in CMT’s Equal Access Development Program, which helps marginalized communities that are overlooked in country music.
Marks’ ongoing tour across the East Coast and Midwest throughout this summer and fall fits perfectly with her message in her latest single. She has her newest album, Feel Like Going Home, dropping October 14th.