“Soaring through the sky with the Dutch folk-pop chanteuse.”
“Recorded in New York by producer and The Man guitarist Ben Greenberg, Fading Lines is the debut album by Amber Arcades, aka Dutch musician Annelotte de Graaf. For the first video for the up-beat release, the Dutch songstress enlisted Amsterdam-based director (cum musician cum performance artist) Gover Meit to capture an exhilarating skydive in reverse.
For the first video for the coming release, the songstress enlisted Amsterdam-based director (cum musician cum performance artist) Gover Meit to capture an exhilarating skydive in reverse. “The song is about feeling like you’ve been propelled free-fall into something you don’t fully understand,” de Graaf says.
“It’s about how the line between memory and the moment can fade together, until it all turns into a gloriously incandescent blur. It’s also loosely inspired by how my grandfather before his death was able to accept everything his life had and hadn’t been.” — Nowness.
“Fading Lines” is a freeing song, bouncing and swirling around a jingling guitar. The clip captures the liberating feeling closely as parachutist freefalls from the sky with wind rushing around her. It seems like she falls forever due to director Gover Meits’ vision and some adroit aerial camerawork from Jarno Cordia. Varying shots from different distances and angles lead to an extreme closeup of her stoic expression as she is completely unfazed by possibly plummeting to her death. Falling with her vicariously is exhilarating. — <a href=“http://Stereogum
Accompanied by a stunning new promotional video (directed by Gover Meit), ‘Fading Lines’ is the third single to be released from her debut LP. The Dutch singer’s previous single – the blissful, ethereal ‘Right Now’, was one of pure retro-pop brilliance and her follow-up once more highlights de Graaf as one of the brightest sparks in the dream-pop sub-genre. — Vulture Hound Magazine
This summer Amber Arcades are playing a series of headline UK shows as well as several festival appearances.
May 6/7/8 Here Comes The Summer @ Vlieland, NL
May 19th — Brighton Great Escape
May 20th Brighton Great Escape
June 4th — Lunar Festival, Tamworth In Arden
June 7th — The Lexington, London
June 8th — L’Espace B, Paris France
June 10 4AD, Diksmuide, BE
June 11 Auster Club, Berlin, DE
July 22nd — Secret Garden Party, Abbots Ripton
July 23rd — Deer Shed Festival, Topcliffe
July 30th — Port Eliot Festival, St Germans
August 21st — Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
August 26/27 — Amsterdam Woods Festival, Amsterdam
September 2/3/4 — End Of The Road Festival, Larmer Tree Garden
September 12th — On Blackheath, London