Seattle, WA – Adrian Libertini and Mariko Langan, better known as The A.M.s, have released their third single from their forthcoming debut studio album, Ignite the Sky. “Smoke” is a slow-building folk track about reminiscing on good memories and wishing those moments lasted longer. The new single is now available on streaming platforms worldwide.
Like much of the duo’s forthcoming album, “Smoke” was created during quarantine in 2020. As time passed, like everyone else, Mariko and Adrian found ways to visit with their loved ones outside, oftentimes around a fire. Speaking on the concept for the song, the duo says, “There is something comforting about the smell of campfires, and now living through a pandemic, it’s come to symbolize togetherness even more. Smoke is mysterious in its shape, the way it lingers even after you think you’ve washed it away.” “Smoke” uses organic instrumentation to highlight Adrian and Mariko’s emotional chemistry as their voices soar in harmony throughout the song.
The A.M.s is an Americana duo that consists of Adrian Libertini and Mariko Langan. Founded in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic, the duo wrote over 50 songs while in quarantine, of which, thirteen ended up on their debut studio album, Ignite the Sky. The album is slated for release on October 28th. Though a thousand miles apart, with Langan located outside of Seattle and Libertini in San Luis Obispo, CA, the two came together after meeting three years ago to record their debut album at Earwig Studio in Seattle, WA. In 2022, the band began rolling out the album’s singles “Torn Vine,” an introspective track that tackles Mariko’s personal struggle with identity as an adoptee, and the title track “Ignite the Sky.” The band has been touted by American Songwriter, The Alternate Root, and Grateful Web.
“Smoke” is now available on streaming platforms worldwide. The song marks the third release from The A.M.s forthcoming debut album, Ignite the Sky, set for release later this year. To follow along with The A.M.s journey, follow them on instagram @the_a.m.s_music.