Staying within the borders he set up with his first solo work, Jon Foreman created a new collection of EPs, The Wonderlands, and released the first installment May 26.
Like the cycle of the seasons, he continues with the same topics he’s always written about: our generation, love, death, and living for more than what we see, with an occasional lighter song. Writing like a recycling center is something Foreman welcomes.
“Usually, for me, I write about the same things every time.”
– Jon Foreman
That’s not bad writing, it’s just his process. And this does bother me sometimes – whether it’s his own work, Switchfoot’s, or Fiction Family’s – but what it comes down to is that he’s a talented songwriter.
So I can ignore the critic in me and enjoy it.
So below is how I’ve rated this release by Foreman, using my sophisticated music-rating system.
o – One of my current favorites
♦ – Worth a listen
o – It was okay
o – Not recommended, but go ahead, it’s a free country
o – Stay away