Lowercase Dream

2021 Award Nominee

About The Artist

Located in Vancouver

Connection to Fraser Valley: I grew up and played music in the Fraser Valley my whole life. I still have strong ties to the music community in this region and they helped me actualize many becomings as a musician and as a person.

Lowercase Dream is the project of Vancouver-based musician K.C. Roces, who has been performing music in B.C.’s Lower Mainland since 2008.
Roces’ work is introspective, but attempts to illustrate wider themes through personal stories. His songs involve many of his own lessons and reflections on self-preservation and acceptance. They explore and honour a plurality of human connections and interaction. They explore queerness and the absurdity of the heteronormative structures that keep people from being free with themselves.

Roces is a multi-instrumentalist and fluent in several styles of music. In the past, he has performed in indie rock bands and pop and R&B projects. His 2020 release Lowercase Dream combines elements of dream-pop, Bossa-nova, and folk music. His forthcoming album experiments with a fusion of dream-pop, baroque pop, indie-pop, alternative, blues, and jazz. This latest work signifies a moment of growth in musicianship for Roces, and a mark of personal becoming.