Amber Arcades shares “It Changes” lyric video

Amber Arcades shares "It Changes" lyric video
Photo by Nick Helderman

Following the release of her debut album Fading Lines last summer and US tour this past September and October supporting Nada Surf, Dutch musician Amber Arcades has announced the forthcoming Cannonball EP, set for release on June 2nd through Heavenly Recordings. Like Fading Lines, the EP was recorded at Strange Weather Studio in New York with producer Ben Greenberg (The Men). Alongside this announcement, the band has debuted the lyric video for “It Changes”, created by Ben Clarkson.

Of the track’s motivation, front woman Annelotte de Graaf explains: “Everything changes, all the time. You think that when starting something new you can kinda tell which way it will go, but you never do. I always try to aim for constancy and stability but things always get messier than I foresaw. And hey, maybe that’s actually what makes it worthwhile.” Revisit our interview from last year with Annelotte here.

The Cannonball EP opens with Amber Arcades’ reworking of the Nick Drake cut “Which Will” (from his 1972 album Pink Moon) highlighting Annelotte de Graaf’s reverence for an artist she truly admires. “It Changes” follows. Furthermore, the EP will feature three brand new tracks in the form of “Can’t Say That We Tried”, “Wouldn’t Even Know’”(featuring Bill Ryder-Jones on vocals) and the title track, “Cannonball”. Photographer Nick Helderman shot the EP artwork.

About the EP as a whole de Graaf elaborates: “I’m so happy to be releasing these tunes. We had two days off in New York on our tour last September and we recorded them in that time. I’ve thought about postponing their release and waiting till I have more songs to make it into a full record, but I actually feel like they fit together wonderfully as an EP and am glad they get to be out there in this form.”

AMBER ARCADES TOUR DATES:
22-Mar-17 York The Basement
23-Mar-17 Edinburgh Potterrow (Grandaddy Support)
24-Mar-17 Glasgow Glad Cafe
26-Mar-17 Newcastle Hoults Yard (Grandaddy Support)
27-Mar-17 Leeds The Leeds Irish Centre (Grandaddy Support)
28-Mar-17 Manchester Albert Hall (Grandaddy Support)
29-Mar-17 Nottingham Rock City (Grandaddy Support)
30-Mar-17 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

31-Mar-17 Bristol Colston Hall (Grandaddy Support)
01-Apr-17 Brighton Concorde 2 (Grandaddy Support)
03-Apr-17 London Roundhouse (Grandaddy Support)
05-Apr-17 Brussels Ancienne Belgique (Grandaddy Support)
08-Apr-17 Genk Little Waves Festival

09-Apr-17 Lille L’Aeronef (Grandaddy Support)
13-Apr-17 Groningen VERA
14-Apr-17 Zwolle Hedon
15-Apr-17 Nijmegen Doornroosje
20-Apr-17 Amsterdam Paradiso
21-Apr-17 The Hague Paard Van Troje
22-Apr-17 Utrecht Tivoli Vredenburg
28-Apr-17 London The Finsbury – Popular Culture

29-Apr-17 Leeds Live at Leeds
30-Apr-17 Manchester Sounds From The Other City
30-Apr-17 Liverpool FestEvol Gardens 2017
04-May-17 Bologna Covo Club
05-May-17 Firenze Glue
06-May-17 Pordenone Astro Club
07-May-17 Milan Magnolia
20-May-17 Amsterdam EYE Filmmuseum
26-Aug-17 Totnes Totnes Civic Hall – Sea Change 2017
16-Sep-17 Blackburn Holy Trinity Church – Confessional 17