Amber Arcades shares Bill Ryder-Jones collaboration track
Amber Arcades has shared new collaborative track, Wouldn't Even Know which features singer-songwriter Bill Ryder-Jones.
Amber Arcades is the moniker of musician Annelotte De Graaf and she has made waves with her hazy and ethereal indie pop sound. Her debut album, Fading Lines, was released in 2016 to great critical acclaim.
The follow-up Cannonball EP sees Amber Arcades achieve her most ambitious pop sound to date. The five track release also features De Graaf’s interpretation of the classic Nick Drake song, Which Will.
De Graaf said of the collaboration with Ryder-Jones: "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. 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."
Ryder-Jones added: "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.”
Following a European tour as special guest of Grandaddy, Amber Arcades will make her live return to both the UK and Ireland in the autumn.
‘Cannonball’ is released 2nd June via Heavenly Recordings.
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Photography by Nick Helderman.