An Evening with Arc Iris
“…songs that seesaw between the elfin delicacy of Joanna Newsom and some brassy raucousness.” The New York Times
ARC Iris is an eclectic new project from composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, Jocie Adams. The former Low Anthem member draws on diverse music from Led Zeppelin to Grizzly Bear, from Joni Mitchell to Dirty Projectors, and from Miles Davis to Chopin.
This is a breakaway moment for Adams, who now takes center stage as composer, lyricist, and lead vocalist. Embracing her new role as auteur, Adams has created a genre-bending style that often shifts between cabaret-infused jazz, orchestral sophistication, grimy outlaw country, delicate and whimsical harmonies, and big-band exhilaration – sometimes all in the same song. Hers is an all-together different world where fantastical whimsy goes hand in hand with down-to-earth grit, and where rigorous classical training inflects but never softens the visceral rawness of hard-won experience.
We’re exited to have Jocie back in this new guise and look forward to the launch of ARC Iris’ stunning debut album.