Amber Arcades releases a brand-new music video accompanying ‘True Love’ from new album ‘Barefoot On Diamond Road’ out this week,
Directed by Stephen Agnew, this new video explores psychedelic monochromatic paganism. Drawing visual inspiration from Dadaism, Irish Wicca and Catholic iconography.
“For me, emotions and feelings are almost a kind of a magic thing, in the way that they’re able to change the way we experience reality. That idea runs deep throughout the record, including the song True Love. For the video, we wanted to translate the song’s otherworldly eerie mood into images, using sci-fi and folk-horror tropes to emphasize this magic nature of emotions.” Annelotte de Graaf
Amber Arcades is the alias of Annelotte de Graaf, the Dutch singer/songwriter who recorded two EPs and a couple of critically-acclaimed albums, the second of which, ‘European Heartbreak’ blossomed with “hints of Lindi Ortega and early Saint Etienne, breezy, dreamy pop more personal than political” The Guardian.
Delivering her most breath-taking album yet, ‘Barefoot On Diamond Road’ was conceived remotely with original sparring partner Ben Greenberg (Danny Elfman, Depeche, Ryley Walker) in New York and Annelotte in Amsterdam; It’s a coming of age set in a new town with a new positivity underpinning her, as ever, beautifully crafted and highly personal observations on life, love and how it all should or could work.
Throughout, the drums and percussion arrangements of Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam, Bowie, Dylan, Adele, Lorde, Springsteen, Cohen…) make it glow with added texture. It’s a record of engaging maturity, filled with slow motion builds and epic lifts that elevate it to dizzying heights with all of the drama.
Amber Arcades’ new album ‘Barefoot On Diamond Road’ marks a new phase for the highly respected musician.
Available on Limited Edition Silver Vinyl, Black Vinyl & CD