Coming off tour dates for their 2018 release, Icon of Ego, Arc Iris present a good-natured sampling of what Summer exactly means to them. Like many, the band approach it as a time for the lovably familiar. Friends and Lovers takes some well-trodden classics and displays them like never before. These cubist reimaginings of songs by Led Zeppelin, Leonard Cohen and Elton "Rocketman" John will both comfort your sense of familiarity while simultaneously plunging you down the rabbit hole. While Foggy Lullaby, their tribute to Joni Mitchell's Blue, worshipped at the feet of the songwriter, these tracks embrace the spontaneity of fun that is like putting on a familiar outfit as a Halloween costume. Always one conceptual step ahead, the band offers an original song on Friends and Lovers as well, a track conceived to live amongst these familiar songs cast askew, pulled from existence to act like it's just another track we'd find playing on the radio between the legends. Let the sun shine!