ARC OF LIFE’s self-titled debut album is out now.
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. On keyboards, one of the most interesting talents in the “new” progressive rock scene in the US, Dave Kerzner (Sound of Contact) and Jimmy Haun (also featured on YES albums in the past) on guitar.
Jon Davison says: “The lyrics were initially written about the intense feelings of both nervousness and excitement one experiences upon meeting a potential significant other. As I listen to the song today, I also feel it expresses my feelings of great hope and anticipation to be out in the world again resuming face to face interaction with people, especially loved ones – friends and family whom I’ve not seen for a very long time.”
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.”
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.”
But all the descriptions are best left to the listeners to discern for themselves as repeat listens will reveal more layers.
Arc Of Life is a true garden of delight for progressive rock fans and the band is looking forward to performing live. “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!” concludes Jon Davison.
1. Life Has A Way
2. Talking With Siri
3. You Make It Real
4. Until Further Notice
5. The Magic Of It All
6. Just In Sight
7. I Want To Know You Better
8. Locked Down
9. Therefore We Are
10. The End Game
Billy Sherwood – Bass and vocals
Jon Davison – Vocals
Jay Schellen – Drums
Jimmy Haun – Guitars
Dave Kerzner – Keyboards