Amber Coffman Issues Statement on Why She Parted Ways with Dirty Projectors

"Ultimately walking away was the only healthy choice for me."

Mar 28, 2017
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Last fall former Dirty Projectors singer/guitarist Amber Coffman announced her debut solo album, City of No Reply, and shared a video for a new song "All to Myself." Then Longstreth released a new self-titled Dirty Projectors album in February that was essentially a solo project that didn't feature Coffman. Now Coffman has offered a statement to Stereogum that explains why she parted ways with Dirty Projectors and that she was surprised when a new Dirty Projectors album was announced. "I consider it a loss to no longer be involved with Dirty Projectors, but ultimately walking away was the only healthy choice for me," says Coffman. Read the whole statement below, followed by again by the "All to Myself" video.

"Dave and I indeed broke up in the summer of 2012, after a 6 year relationship. After a long tumultuous period, we managed to patch things up enough to leave the future open, and in 2014 we gave working together on my music a test run. Eventually I brought him on in a greater capacity as a producer, he moved to LA and we recorded my album at his newly built studio in 2015. All went considerably well, but things took an unfortunate downturn around the completion of my record, at which time we stopped speaking.

It was never my intention or wish to leave the band or end my friendship with Dave. It was a surprise to me to learn last September about his album plans, the content, timing, use of the band name, etc... I consider it a loss to no longer be involved with Dirty Projectors, but ultimately walking away was the only healthy choice for me.

I'm really proud of the album I made and my hope is that people will listen to it on its own terms. I've waited a long time to share it and I'm looking forward to it."

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