Amber Arcades – Dutch-born musician Annelotte De Graaf – has released her new album, ‘European Heartbreak’.
“If it were called American Heartbreak, you wouldn’t bat an eye,” she says. “Somehow calling it European Heartbreak feels far less comfortable, almost like a statement in itself. I’m Dutch, hence European. The focus of the record is Europe.
“As for Heartbreak, for me a heartbreak symbolises any kind of falling apart of one of these concepts or stories we invent for ourselves, like romantic love, a sense of identity, nationality, an economic system. It’s kind of a universal thing in my mind.”
Out today (Friday, 28th September) via Heavenly Recordings, it’ll be followed by an October tour.