"Your Love is Enough," the first single from Jon Foreman's forthcoming EP, The Wonderlands: Shadows, premieres today on Spotify. Produced by Foreman and Seth Mosley, the track celebrates the wonder of unconditional love, one that is steadfast even in the face of our missteps. "Your Love is Enough" can be streamed on Spotify.
The Wonderlands: Shadows also features tracks produced by Grouplove's Andrew Wessen, Charlie Peacock, Ryan O'Neal from Sleeping At Last, Eric Owyoung from Future of Forestry, Darren King and Jeremy Edwardson. The six-song EP will be released digitally by lowercasepeople records on July 17.
"I often joke that I write songs about the things that I don't understand: namely, God, girls, politics and death. It might sound funny but it's true; music speaks with the words that I can't find," said Foreman, lead vocalist/guitarist of Grammy-winning rock band Switchfoot. "I try my best to write the songs that are inside of my soul. 'Your Love Is Enough' is just that. It's a song that chronicles my lifelong battles with doubt and fear. Our roads in life can be painful at times--lonely, dark and discouraging--but we are not alone."
"You define yourselves/by the things you can't live without," Foreman sings on "The Ghost Machine," the EP's opening track. Whether it's technology, relationships or something as primal as the pull of the sea, songs like the slinky "Good For Me" and the ambient, elegantly orchestrated "Siren's Song" suggests we stop to examine the impact of what entices us. The surprisingly upbeat "My Coffin" and the dreamy "Fake Your Own Death" underscore how contemplating one's mortality can bring the here-and-now into sharper focus.
"Shadows" is the second in Foreman's four-EP series, The Wonderlands. The ambitious solo project has been 10 years in the making and will feature 24 songs, one for each hour of the day, recorded with a total of 24 co-producers.
After Switchfoot's extensive summer tour with NEEDTOBREATHE, Foreman will head out on a solo headline run. The outing, which kicks off Aug. 27 at Common Grounds in Waco, Texas, will give fans a rare opportunity to see Foreman perform in intimate settings. The tour kickoff comes in advance of the release of the final two EPs in the series: Darkness, due out Sept. 4, and Dawn, set for release Oct. 23. At physical retail, The Wonderlands: Sunlight & Shadows (combined) will release July 17, while The Wonderlands: Darkness & Dawn (combined) will release Oct. 23.
The Wonderlands: Sunlight, the first EP, was released in May. Within hours, it jumped to No. 1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Top Albums chart and into the top 10 of iTunes overall Top Albums chart. Lead single "Caroline" became one of the most-shared songs on Spotify, spending 10 straight days on Spotify's U.S. and Global Viral 50 charts, peaking at No. 2.
The pre-order for "The Wonderlands" is underway now at http://smarturl.it/WonderlandsStore and includes packages and experiences unique to Foreman and the project. Fans can pre-order digital and physical sets of all four EPs, as well as limited quantities of highly unique pre-order bundles, including an opportunity to surf on the beaches of San Diego with Foreman.