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24 songs on four EPs coming from Switchfoot's Jon Foreman
AN AMBITIOUS EP project, 10 years in the making, is set for release by Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman. The four EP series 'The Wonderlands' features 24 songs, one for each hour of the day. The first EP 'The Wonderlands: Sunlight' is set for digital release on 26th May. In total, 24 co-producers contributed to the series, including Paramore's Taylor York, Grouplove's Andrew Wessen, Mutemath's Darren King, Jeff Coffin from Dave Matthews Band, Cubbie Fink of Foster The People, Noah Gundersen, Ryan O'Neal from Sleeping At Last and Eric Owyoung from Future Of Forestry plus Neal Avron (Fall Out Boy, Sara Bareilles), who produced Switchfoot's 'Fading West' (2014) and 'Vice Verses' (2011), and Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars, Brett Dennen), who helmed several early Switchfoot albums and co-produced Foreman's collection of four seasonal EPs. The Calvin College choir, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is also featured on the track "Mercy's War", which will appear on a future EP in The Wonderlands series.
Said Foreman, "For years now, I've been working away on this: recording every chance I get - in studios, hotels and backstage green rooms. But even though it's a solo effort, I didn't want to do it alone. I wanted sparring partners who would hit back with their own musical muscles. And so I enlisted my friends and heroes to join with me in creating this musical world. I began sending these songs to folks all over the world for them to produce. They would play drums, bass, clarinet or tuba and send the songs back to me."The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.