Quiet Arrows Announces New EP ‘Fault Lines’ + Shares “Dust and Ashes”
April 1, 2021 BY Nettwerk
Quiet Arrows is the project of Samuel Robertson, a wordsmith who sings with a hushed voice on the softly undulating fingerpicking of an acoustic guitar. He will release his new EP Fault Lines on September 10th, and today shares single “Dust and Ashes,” available at digital retailers HERE.
“Dust and Ashes” threads delicately plucked guitar through tambourine and soft synths. “It’s about struggling internally through a season of depression,” Samuel explains. “I’m evaluating myself, piling up everything I’ve endured and letting it burn. The ashes become fuel to create something meaningful. In one motion, you wash it away, so you’re purified and empty enough to start over and build from what you’ve burned down.”
Teaching himself guitar for the first time at the age of 25, Samuel first began writing songs with his wife Hannah in the singer-songwriter duo The Woodlands, and Quiet Arrows evolved simultaneously. He introduced the project with Continents Were Made to Sink in 2012. Three years later, Year of The Cartographer yielded the fan favorite “Find A Way.” It amassed north of 28.1 million Spotify streams as he moved up popular playlists such as Your Favorite Coffeehouse, Dinner Music, Evening Acoustic, Folk Feast, and more. He maintained this momentum with Deconstructionism Parts 1 & 2, which presented acoustic and alternate takes of tunes throughout the Quiet Arrows catalog. In between working on music for the Woodlands and relocating to McCall, ID, he carefully crafted new Quiet Arrows music. The songs have a signature emotive quality — poetic lyrics, introspective pondering, lush harmonies, interesting arrangements.