Amber Coffman shares new solo single “No Coffee” and statement on Dirty Projectors split
Onetime Dirty Projectors member Amber Coffman will release her debut solo album, City of No Reply, viia Columbia later this year and she's just shared a new single from it, "No Coffee." Like "All to Myself," it's the kind of soulful ballad that could've existed in the '60s, '70s or even '80s with honeyed harmonies and an instantly catchy chorus. Check it out below.
In other news, Amber recently cleared the air on her departure from Dirty Projectors, sharing the following statement with Stereogum:
Dave and I indeed broke up in the summer of 2012, after a 6 year relationship. After a long tumultuous period, we managed to patch things up enough to leave the future open, and in 2014 we gave working together on my music a test run. Eventually I brought him on in a greater capacity as a producer, he moved to LA and we recorded my album at his newly built studio in 2015. All went considerably well, but things took an unfortunate downturn around the completion of my record, at which time we stopped speaking.
It was never my intention or wish to leave the band or end my friendship with Dave. It was a surprise to me to learn last September about his album plans, the content, timing, use of the band name, etc… I consider it a loss to no longer be involved with Dirty Projectors, but ultimately walking away was the only healthy choice for me.
I’m really proud of the album I made and my hope is that people will listen to it on its own terms. I’ve waited a long time to share it and I’m looking forward to it.