Amber Arcades (born 15 December 1988) is the stage name of Annelotte de Graaf, a Dutch singer-songwriter from Utrecht.[1][2]

Amber Arcades
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Amber Arcades performing Benjamin
Background information
Birth nameAnnelotte de Graaf
Born (1988-12-15) 15 December 1988 (age 31)
Utrecht, Netherlands
OriginNew York City, New York, United States
GenresDream pop, Indie pop
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
LabelsHeavenly Recordings
Associated actsBill Ryder-Jones


De Graaf holds a master's degree in law, and worked as an assistant for war crimes tribunals at the United Nations; as of 2016 she held a position "assessing the claims of refugees granted asylum in the Netherlands who are seeking to have their families brought over."[3] Her music career began when she self-recorded an album in New York City, funded by savings she had amassed since her teenage years.[3] Her output attracted the attention of Heavenly Recordings, which released her début full-length album, Fading Lines, in June 2016.[4][5][6] In May 2017, Amber Arcades shared their new ethereal track, ‘Wouldn’t Even Know’ featuring Bill Ryder-Jones.[7]


  • Amber Arcades EP (2013)
  • Patiently EP (2015)
  • Fading Lines (Heavenly Recordings, 2016)
  • Cannonball EP (Heavenly Recordings, 2017)
  • European Heartbreak (2018)