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Listen: Amber Arcades - “Wouldn’t Even Know” (Featuring Bill Ryder-Jones)

Cannonball EP Due Out June 2 via Heavenly

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Amber Arcades, the project of Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf, released her fantastic debut album, Fading Lines, last June via Heavenly. It made our Top 100 Albums of 2016 list. On June 2 she is releasing a new 5-song EP, Cannonball, also via Heavenly. Previously she shared the propulsive “It Changes” and a video for the dreamier “Can’t Say That We Tried.” Now she has shared another song from the EP, duet “Wouldn’t Even Know,” which features Bill Ryder-Jones. Listen below.

De Graaf commented on the song in the press release: “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.”

Bill Ryder-Jones had this to say: “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.”

Read our 2016 interview with Amber Arcades and our 2016 Artist Survey interview with her.

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