Photo by Tiffany Smith
I AM is Isiah Collier on saxophone and Michael Shekwoaga Ode on drums. The closest genre their music is would be jazz, but they transcend that label with their music. Their latest single, "Bend of the Universe (Trust With All Your Heart)," is an experimental freak out with roots in jazz while still reaching past the confines of any one genre. At times the song is strange and discordant, but there's just something about it that will keep sucking you in. The sounds of saxophone and drums swirl around each other throughout the song, taking turns leading each other through this intense musical experiment.
You can watch the video for "Bend of the Universe (Trust With All Your Heart)" below. Beyond is due out June 10 on Division 81 Records, and can be pre-ordered here.