Annelotte de Graaf, better known as Amber Arcades, is set to release her brand new EP ‘Cannonball’ on 2nd June via Heavenly Recordings, already sharing ‘Can’t Say That We Tried’ (and a very fishy video to boot).
With a short string of dates in the Netherlands about to kick off though, she’s treated us to another doozy from the collection and this time, she’s brought along a special guest. For ‘Wouldn’t Even Know’, she’s enlisted the help of Bill Ryder-Jones, who provides additional vocals on the new track.
Annelotte said of the track in a statement: “This may be the song I’m most proud of so far… It’s been a long time in the making, starting out with the chorus which I initially thought was gonna be for a funky kind of jam. Then after a long time fermenting in my brain I pieced it together with this slow Yo La Tengo kinda verse that’d been popping up in my thoughts”.
She continued: “The result is this tune which makes me feel melancholic but uplifted at the same time. Also super into Bill’s vocals on it. His dark broody voice really ties it all together”.
Bill added the following: “I was already a fan of Amber Arcades when I was asked to put a vocal on this. I’m quite jealous of Annelotte’s ability to find the right words to fit her melodies, it’s a rare thing these days. The song is beautiful”.
Listen to ‘Wouldn’t Even Know’ and see Amber Arcades’ upcoming tour dates below.
20 Amsterdam, NED, EYE Filmmuseum
25 Hengelo, NED, Krang Festival
16 Hilvarenbeek, NED, Best Kept Secret
26 Totnes, UK, Sea Change Festival
16 Blackburn, UK, Holy Trinity Church (Confessional 17)
17 Dublin, IRE, Whelans
Photo: Nick Helderman