Seattle, WA — Eclectic indie-folk duo, The A.M.s have released the title track off their debut album, “Ignite the Sky.” The single merges Adrian Libertini’s expressive and dynamic vocals with ethereal and tender vocals from Mariko Langan. The song builds by incorporating layered guitars, additional piano, and multiple drum tracks to capture the orchestral percussion. “Ignite the Sky” is now available to stream on digital platforms worldwide.
The cinematic yet empathetic track gives listeners a deep understanding of the profundity and emotional care The A.M.s possess through their nostalgic lyrics. “Humans coping with separation – whether because of adoption, quarantine, distance, or death – try as we might, we can only do so much,” The A.M.s state. “Continually, we hope for the stars to align so we can all be reunited once again.” The six-minute track centers around the feeling of longing for someone in hopes of reuniting with them once more. “But clouds begin to gather, the night no longer clear. Celestial friends move on, I’m wishing they were near,” is a line expressing both metaphorically and literally times of separation. “I like to write in metaphors, and I often use nature as inspiration. The richness and sonic range of textures attempts to capture the immense vastness of the sky while the moments of quiet remind us of being solitary, separated within that vastness,” says Langan. According to Libertini, “Spiritually, we’ve been a band way longer. Probably from a past life.” The track depicts that the stars will align again and bring people together.
The indie-folk duo consists of Adrian Libertini (vocals, guitar, bass) and Mariko Langan (piano, backing vocals), long-distance friends that met when Libertini tuned Langan’s piano. He asked her if she wanted to play together, which led to the birth of The A.M.s. With Libertini now based in California and Langan based in Washington, the duo currently writes music by sharing ideas back and forth using the cloud, with the occasional video band practice. Despite the distance, the duo has amassed numerous songs across a variety of genres, and is working towards releasing their debut album later this year. The album, named after this single Ignite the Sky, was recorded at Earwig Studio in Seattle, WA, with Jason Edwards on drums.
The A.M.s’ new single, “Ignite the Sky,” brings a combination of desolation and desire together to their upcoming album. The track is available to stream worldwide on digital music platforms. To witness their journey follow The A.M.s on Instagram @the_a.m.s_music.