Jon Foreman: EPs, Sixpence None the Richer: Reunion ~ BitterSweetLife

Monday, January 28, 2008

Jon Foreman: EPs, Sixpence None the Richer: Reunion

Promising music news. First, it sounds like Jon Foreman's (Switchfoot) new solo project, Fall and Winter, will be worth looking into. Review from Copious Notes:

Solo, Foreman's voice is at once familiar and brand new. Unlike many bandleader-gone-solo efforts, where it's hard to discern a difference, Fall and Winter are unmistakably singular efforts in the soundscapes and songwriting. These are albums Switchfoot probably wouldn't have made. The sound is mostly acoustic and spare, with a single guitar or piano often augmented by by strings or winds...Lyrically, he's much more first person than in Switchfoot, and touches on subjects such as sex, addiction and death that have never been favorites in the Christian pop market.

Second, Christianity Today reports that Sixpence None the Richer (Leigh Nash and Matt Slocum) will be getting back together this year.
According to a posting on Leigh Nash's MySpace blog, Sixpence None the Richer is set to reunite in 2008, with a planned tour and EP in the coming months. In the posting, Nash said that she and Sixpence guitarist Matt Slocum realized the duo "were missing each other" and that "the two of us were more powerful than one of us alone." More details are forthcoming, but Nash said that the tour will kick off in April and that a MySpace page for the band is in the works. Sixpence called it quits in 2004, after which, Word Records issued the band's final album, Kiss Me: The Best of Sixpence None the Richer.

Lindsay and I are pretty happy about this, because we were big fans of Sixpence. In fact, both of these items make me smile, because I was a fan of both Switchfoot (Foreman) and Sixpence before they earned their respective moments in the spotlight. We kind of go way back.

Jon Foreman has always been an outside-the-box-type songwriter, and Nash and Slocum have loads of musical talent and poeticism, which is abundantly displayed in their earlier albums. Our favorites are Sixpence None the Richer (self-titled) and Divine Discontent.

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1 comments: said...

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