MIKO MARKS ON TRYING TO GET COUNTRY MUSIC TO GIVE HER A CHANCE

Marks’ new single “One More Night” premieres exclusively on PEOPLE ahead of the release of her fourth album, Feel Like Going Home Miko Marks on Spending Time Trying to Get Country Music to Give Her a Chance: ‘I Kind of Gave Up’ Miko Marks has often been called an old soul — someone who craves a different time and place when great musicians of the past would play late into the evening, infused with a passion that permeated from within.

Not surprisingly then, in her new single “One More Night” with the Resurrectors, Marks finds herself singing about those fears and feelings, throwing it back both melodically and sonically to pays tribute to early artists like Lightnin’ Hopkins, Howlin’ Wolf, Big Mama Thornton and Muddy Waters.

“The song takes you back to those great artists that were really making a statement back in the day with their artistry,” says Marks of “One More Night,” written alongside Justin Phipps and Steve Wyreman, which premieres exclusively on PEOPLE.

As the entirety of the music business seemed to screech to a halt, Marks says she began to see some light coming through the ever-present cracks in the industry — and bravely, she began her journey back from a 13-year hiatus.

“I think the COVID-19 lockdown gave people a chance to sit down, listen to the music and really take it in,” says Marks, who proudly serves as a member of CMT’s Next Women of Country class of 2022.

“My soul is so heavy,” admits Marks, whose new album includes “Good Trouble,” which pays homage to late civil rights leader John Lewis.

“I want to put music out that speaks to where we are as a country,” Marks declares.

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