Amber Arcades have released a new track, ‘Can’t Say That We Tried’ from the forthcoming ‘Cannonball’ EP to be released on Friday June 2nd. DIY Magazine are premiering the track:

“The track is a slow burner, but one which becomes all the more grand and affecting at its finale as a result. Nestling nicely into the middle of the new EP, it’s another example of De Graaf’s piercing vocals, which are allowed to shine on top of some of the most minimal instrumentation she’s provided yet.

Talking of the track, De Graaf says:

I feel like a lot of times when I am attracted to a certain person or situation, it is not so much the person or situation itself but more my idea of what they represent, and this idea does not necessarily represent reality in any way.

Getting to know people is scary because it necessarily requires you to bury your idealised version of a person and thereby burry a little piece of yourself or your childlike dreams maybe. But then again if you run away the moment someone doesn’t seem to nicely conform to your idealised vision you can’t really say you’ve tried or given anything a fair shot.”

“The bleary organ and guitar ballad “Can’t Say That We Tried” is one of the sparsest tracks in De Graaf’s arsenal, though it eventually builds to a glorious climax without ever adding drums — think Spiritualized x EMA.” – Stereogum

‘Can’t Say That We Tried’ is the third track to be released from the up and coming ‘Cannonball’ EPwhich is to be released on June 2nd.