New release: Eckhardt And The House -What Did My Arms Do (single)
In the arms of Eckhardt And The House Eckhardt And The House is uptempo and danceable indie music with elements from pop to avant-garde to disco-funk, all twisted up into a signature sound with wild experimentation and disregard for the norm.
For new single What Did My Arms Eckhardt And The House found inspiration in a quote by American poet and novelist Silvia Plath: "What did my arms do before they held you", featured in the New York Times under a photo about the 2013 Dhaka garment factory collapse.
The photo showed 2 victims that were found from from under the rubble - a girl and a boy that were colleagues. The boy had his arms around her - and that was how death had come over them. A moving picture but romantic in a way, particularly with that quote. The song is not about that photo or the poor working conditions in the factories of Bangladesh, but it was one source of inspiration. What Did My Arms is another great example of the distinctive Eckhardt sound: nu-disco where Metronomy meets Prince - with hints of Tame Impala in the bass.
With fourteen singles and an album under their belt, the band scored iTunes chart positions in ten European countries plus Turkey, Brazil,
South Africa and Japan, Spotify charts in The Netherlands, France, Italy and Turkey. In the past 12 months the band got 661 plays across 27 radio stations in 11 countries. Total Spotify streams are now up to 2.1 million. What Did My Arms is out now on BERT music (a division of TCBYML) Writer: Rik Elstgeest, Gerry ArlingWhat Did My Arms (ISRC: NL-C8O-20-00003)What Did My Arms - Radio Edit (ISRC: NL-C8O-20-00007)
Elstgeest, Gerry Arling What Did My Arms (ISRC: NL-C8O-20-00003) What Did My Arms - Radio Edit (ISRC: NL-C8O-20-00007)