Arlo Parks has announced a 'Variety Hour Special' - Tonight With Arlo Parks will be available on Friday 29th January at 8pm on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch and the Amazon Music app, to celebrate the launch of her debut album Collapsed in Sunbeams (preorder here). Watch the trailer below.
The film emulates the spirit of classic, artist-fronted TV formats from the 60s and 70s, yet revamped and reimagined for the 20s. Across a series of bespoke stage set-ups and featuring a plethora of musicians and special guests, Tonight… will serve as a gripping, immersive document of one of our era’s most breathtaking and acclaimed newcomers.
The hour-long show features a curated selection of Parks’ songs to date, such as singles Eugene, Black Dog, Hurt, Caroline and Cola, plus first ever performances from the eagerly awaited debut album Collapsed In Sunbeams. Beyond this, there are conversations, poetry readings and collaborations, all existing in evocative and gradually unravelling environments.
Also joining Arlo are peers and contemporaries Romy (The xx), Dave Okumu and Glass Animals, as well as an expanded band line-up featuring additional brass and strings players. All arrangements have been uniquely scored and assembled for this one-off performance.
It will premiere globally on Friday 29th January, the same day as Parks’ debut album release, viewable at 8pm UK time on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch and the Amazon Music app, before being made available on Monday 1st February via Prime Video.
Speaking of her upcoming appearance on Tonight With Arlo Parks, Arlo 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."
The programme is co-directed by Transgressive co-founder Toby L (Foals - ‘Rip Up The Road’) and award-winning music video director Louis Bhose (Michael Kiwanuka, Marika Hackman, Lewis Capaldi, Bombay Bicycle Club, Loyle Carner), who jointly comment:
"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."