May 10th, 2024
Throughout his career, beloved singer/songwriter, Switchfoot frontman, and SoCal icon Jon Foreman has never shied away from confronting the big questions that life presents. On his latest single “Eulogy” (out today), Foreman attacks the ghosts of his past head-on with his trademark poetic lyricism and tasteful acoustic instrumentation. “Eulogy” is the latest in a string of gorgeous, folk-inflected singles taken from his forthcoming solo LP In Bloom out May 31st.

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Recorded alongside producer James McAlister (Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Sufjan Stevens), “Eulogy” sees Foreman asking the question: “why not eulogize the living?”. As a touring musician and father of two, he realized that thoughts of death were permeating his mind more often than he expected. Rather than blocking out these feelings and clinging to the past as a nostalgic reminder of youth, Foreman decided that he should embrace his own mortality and celebrate life’s multitudes that make us unique. Written as a celebration rather than a song of mourning, “Eulogy” serves as a reminder to let go of the rear view mirror and step into the present.

Emblematic of the song’s message, “Eulogy” notably features Foreman’s daughter Daisy singing harmony with her father during the chorus: “Every day I write the eulogy / For everything I used to be / I’m still aiming for a better me.”

Speaking about the track, Foreman noted: “Why not eulogize the living? Mark the river as we go? I am unfolding. Becoming. Learning. Growing. “Eulogy” celebrates this transformation. Honoring the death of everything I used to be. I am the mosaic of a shattered man, broken and becoming who I am.

Let the dead bury the dead. I am in flow. In flux. Let us eulogize the past, and bury the old man, so that we, the living, can step into the present.”

To celebrate In Bloom’s release, Foreman will be playing a triumphant hometown show at the Belly Up Tavern in San Diego on May 28th. Widely known as one of San Diego’s most beloved hometown heroes, the show will see Foreman performing songs from the new album as well as hits from throughout his deep catalog. Tickets and more info can be found HERE.

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