Amber Arcades – ” Just Like Me “

Posted: November 9, 2022 in MUSIC

Amber Arcades, the project of Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf, announced the release of a new album, Barefoot on Diamond Road”, which will be out on February 10th, 2023 via Fire. She shared a new album single, “Just Like Me.”

In a press release, de Graaf elaborates on the new single: “I wrote this song when I had just moved to Amsterdam, right before the lockdown. It was a sequence of extremes; we lived dead center, at first we couldn’t go out of the house without being in a huge crowd of people, then overnight it felt like an apocalyptic ghost town. The song is about the tension between togetherness and being alone that comes with living in an urban environment. The need for both but then often not being quite satisfied with either.”

Regarding the album, she adds: “This record really reveals parts of me and my relationship with being a musician and making music. It’s like a reckoning, more in the moment, realizing how important it is to do things for the right reasons and how that can change your process into one that embraces what exists, including yourself.

“I worked with Ben Greenberg who also produced my first record. I kept track of him over the last couple of years. He’s been working on a lot of film music, and these songs felt quite filmic. I wanted that big atmosphere, that’s why I approached him. I had this idea of a harp, a cello, classical instruments. To be honest, I was just kind of bored with guitar music.”

De Graaf released her previous album, “European Heartbreak”, in 2018 via Heavenly. The new Amber Arcades “Barefoot on Diamond Road” released through Fire Records on: 2023-02-10

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