AMBER COFFMAN – ” All To Myself “

Posted: June 2, 2017 in MUSIC
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For nearly ten years, Amber Coffman was a member of New York indie genre-breakers Dirty Projectors, singing alongside her then-boyfriend Dave Longstreth. Her soft, silky voice stood out on the band’s biggest songs, like “Stillness Is the Move,” and, as the band grew in exposure, she branched out to unexpected features with Major Lazer, Snoop Dogg, and J. Cole between albums. But then, last year, Longstreth announced that the next Dirty Projectors album would be a solo project, that Amber Coffman had exited the group, and the two had broken up. In a statement shared shortly after Longstreth new album release, Coffman has said it was “never my intention or wish to leave the band” and that she was blindsided by Longstreth’s solo plans under the Projectors name.

Behind the scenes, though, Coffman knew a solo career was always her end game — a path she’d been on since her start with the band, though she took the side streets to get there. On June 2nd, her solo debut, City of No Reply, (produced by Longstreth before they had a full falling out) will see a release that’s been a decade in the making. Coffman finding her own sound, then moving to California influenced the album, learning when to say no to collaborations, and why she continually worked with Longstreth even after their breakup.

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