Releasing Seasonal Solo EPs
(PR) Jon Foreman, the frontman for the multi-platinum
band, Switchfoot is returning to his indie-scene roots by releasing four
solo EPs over the coming months. These EPs, individually titled Fall, Winter,
Spring, and Summer, evoke vivid images of each season, making the collection
a likely soundtrack to the year ahead. All four EPs will be released prior
to the upcoming Switchfoot release in late 2008.
"Because of the autobiographical nature
of these songs, they became a self portrait that was far too personal for
a band to release," says Foreman. "Tim, Chad and the rest of the band have
been pushing me to get these types of songs out there for years. So I decided
to let them go."
According to Foreman the songwriting and
production of these EPs were creatively intertwined. "Most of these songs
were written and recorded the same night," said Foreman. "I would sing
and play my guitar late at night until I got a take that captured what
the song meant to me. From there I would add instruments to the vocal to
see what would be appropriate. It was a very therapeutic, lonely, cleansing
The Fall EP stirs up just this sort of
sentiment — its stripped-down arrangements put Jon's earnest voice and
raw lyrics at the forefront of this personal set of songs.
The frequent solo sets Jon has recently
been performing in many ways inspired these solo EPs. "For the past few
tours we've done as a band, I've made a habit of playing a set after the
show. Many of these 'after shows' have been incredible experiences, a chance
for spontaneous acoustic music that is completely juxtaposed to the rock
band environment: no booking agent, no light show, no amps or guitar techs
– just Dylan covers, some sing-a-longs, and honest stories," said Foreman.
"These projects are an attempt to create a musical conversation that mirrors
Here is a brief timeline of the upcoming
• November 27, 2007: The Fall EP will be
available at all of the digital music stores and at www.jonforeman.com
• January 15, 2008: The Winter EP will
be available at all of the digital music stores and at www.jonforeman.com
• January 15, 2008: A two disc collection
featuring both the Fall and Winter EPs will be available at all physical
music retailers and at www.jonforeman.com
• Note: Spring and Summer EPs will be release
within the first half of 2008 (exact street release dates TBD)
These EPs will be the debut releases from
Switchfoot's indie imprint, lowercase people records, in conjunction with
EMI Music's Credential Recordings. All four EPs were produced by Jon Foreman
with Grammy-nominated, Charlie Peacock serving as the executive producer.
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