Arc Of Life is a new progressive rock supergroup featuring three members of the current YES line-up, vocalist/guitarist Jon Davison, bassist/vocalist Billy Sherwood, and additional drummer Jay Schellen.
They are complimented by keyboard player Dave Kerzner, of Sound of Contact, described as one of the most interesting talents on the new US progressive rock scene, and guitarist Jimmy Haun, who has himself featured on YES albums in the past.
The band has signed to Frontiers Music Srl and their self-titled debut album was released on 12th February.
Prior to that, Arc Of Life released their debut new single along with a video, entitled ‘You Make It Real’, back in December, followed through on that by releasing ‘Just In Sight’ in January, and more recently issued ‘I Want To Know You Better’.
You can watch the videos for all their singles right here at RAMzine.
The concept behind Arc of Life is, in keeping with that of a progressive rock philosophy: to craft creative, challenging, and ear-pleasing music that pushes boundaries.
Billy Sherwood describes the music as, “Interesting, with well-crafted songs, performed with precision and grace. All songs feature memorable melodies and lyrics that take the listener on a sonic adventure. Dynamic arrangements with peaks and valleys… It’s all there.”
The other idea behind the band is that YES would be a clear point of influence. But while YES is clearly the main point of comparison, a lot of musical similarities can be drawn to describe Arc Of Life’s grandiose and epic approach to music.
In Jon Davison’s words, “Each YES member understands and supports when others may desire to explore and thrive along new artistic avenues. We then each find further inspiration to bring back to the YES fold.”
Tracks featured on the album are: ‘Life Has A Way’, ‘Talking With Siri’, ‘You Make It Real’, ‘Until Further Notice’, ‘The Magic Of It All’, ‘Just In Sight’, ‘I Want To Know You Better’, ‘Locked Down’, ‘Therefore We Are’ and ‘The End Game’.
“Once the world gets over the covid hump, Arc Of Life will be planning as much touring as we can fit in between YES and our other projects. Quite honestly, we’re all chomping at the bit to be out performing again!”concluded Davison.
You can pre-order/save Arc Of Life by clicking here.