Arlo Parks | photo by Phoebe Fox
Arlo Parks to host transportive virtual variety show
Arlo Parks, last month’s Artist to Watch, will host a virtual variety show next week featuring a curated selection of her songs, including some from her upcoming debut album Collapsed In Sunbeams. Tonight With Arlo Parks, an hour-long special, will also feature conversations, poetry readings, and special guests including Romy of The xx, Dave Okumu and Glass Animals.
The film was directed by Toby L and Louis Bhose, who share in a joint statement:
“In a time where we’re all unable to leave our homes or travel, we wanted to make something that served a little like an escape to somewhere else. Music and performance are by their very nature entrancing and transportative, and we wanted to create a moment, or series of moments, that perhaps you can get lost in. Artists often have to fit into a format; this time, we wanted to build a format around the artist instead. Arlo is the perfect person to guide the viewer through a world, being that her words and music are an absolute encapsulation of our era. We hope that Tonight With Arlo Parks has the scope to surprise, soothe and entertain.”
Parks says, “I’ve always wanted to put together an evening of live music and intimate conversations and in times like these it feels even more special. It’s a blessing to be able to invite people into my musical world and spread a bit of light.”
Tonight With Arlo Parks premiers January 29 at 3 p.m. Eastern / 8 p.m. UK time on Amazon Music’s Twitch channel, and it will be available on Prime Video February 1.
Watch the trailer below and revisit Arlo Parks’ recent XPN Winter Session here. Collapsed In Sunbeams comes out January 29 via Transgressive Records.