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Watch: Amber Arcades - “Can’t Say That We Tried” Video

Cannonball EP Due Out June 2 via Heavenly

Apr 26, 2017 Amber Arcades
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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.” Now she has shared the dreamier “Can’t Say That We Tried” via a video that intercuts bug-eyed images of de Graaf with footage of marine life. Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan directed the video, which you can watch below.

De Graaf commented on the video in the press release: “Sometimes when I’m bored I just randomly click when I get a notification that someone likes my page. Like a kind of market research I tell myself cos I can’t accept that maybe I’m just a creepy internet stalker yet. This one day I clicked and I came on the Facebook profile of this guy Don and he had a link to his Vimeo page and since I was really bored I clicked further on that and then I saw he made some pretty amazing stuff. I especially liked this video he had made of an aquarium with dreamy fish. The week after my label guy told me it would be good to have a video for this song and I just thought about this fishy video. Like how the fish just float around, not knowing that there is this whole world outside of this aquarium, it’s beautiful but also kind of sad, which is how I feel about this song. So I asked Don if he’d be into making an edit of his material to fit the song and shot some extra footage of me singing the tune to mix up with it. Like Sinead O’Connor vids kinda. I love how it all turned out and I love how the whole thing was kind of born out of a coincidence, like me clicking that notification that time. The magic of this internet world.”

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

Cannonball EP Tracklist:

1. Which Will
2. It Changes
3. Can’t Say That We Tried
4. Wouldn’t Even Know (Featuring Bill Ryder-Jones)
5. Cannonball

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