Multi-talented Jon Foreman who is lead singer of power house band Switchfoot, a solo artist, does lots of work for charity and a columnist for the Huffington Post.
Foreman’s latest solo release, ‘The Wonderlands’ is a 4-EP collection that features a song for each hour of the day and Foreman’s collaborations with 24 different co-producers, plus an extra track.
Foreman was kind enough to do a short interview with me recently.
1. Your new solo project, ‘The Wonderlands.’ 4 EP Series had to be a real logistic and time consuming undertaking. I read that you worked on the project for over 10 years. What made it so important to you?
Jon-The things that mean the most to me all feel nearly impossible from time to time: parenting, friendship, marriage, music. These songs feel like they were given to me as a gift – the hardest part of my job is figuring out what to do with them.
2. I know you have many different talent besides music like as a columnist, surfer etc… Do you have any closet type talents that you may not be good at but really enjoy doing?
Jon-Woodworking is fun but I need more patience.
3. Your big into doing charity work and supporting causes you believe in. With your popularity that must be a double edged sword knowing that having you as part of a charity / cause brings instant credibility and people to it but you only have so much time to give?
Jon-I wish I could do more but realistically every “yes” means saying “no” to many more things. I would like to say yes to everything but I’m working on saying yes to my family and community more.
4. What’s the one thing in your life that you haven’t done yet that you really want to try doing?
Jon-Writing a book.
5. When it’s all said and done how do you hope that people remember your time spent on earth in a sentence or two?
Jon-He lived it like a song.