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Jon Foreman photo credit: Erick Frost // Image courtesy of Shore Fire Media
Jon Foreman photo credit: Erick Frost // Image courtesy of Shore Fire Media

Jon Foreman raises a glass to human connection with 'I Propose A Toast'

Fri, Apr 12th 2024 04:10 pm

New album, ‘In Bloom,’ out May 31

√ Listen & watch lyric video here 

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Today, prolific singer-songwriter (and frontman of Grammy Award-winning rock band Switchfoot) Jon Foreman has released “I Propose A Toast,” a gorgeous, life-affirming anthem that gives fans another preview of his forthcoming LP, “In Bloom” (out May 31). 

Co-produced with James McAlister (Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Sufjan Stevens), “I Propose A Toast” is the opening track on “In Bloom” and sees Foreman celebrating the beauty of life and the priceless connections made along the way. With his characteristic lyrical touch and a light acoustic backing, Foreman encourages listeners to unite around their differences and build the bridges leading to a brighter tomorrow. It’s a stirring message in an era tarnished by hate and division, but Foreman’s worldview continues to spread a gospel of love and understanding: “here’s to love and here’s to life / here’s to fighting side-by-side / here’s to us together / you and I.”

Stream “I Propose A Toast” here // watch the lyric video for “I Propose A Toast” here

Also released today, the stunning lyric video for “I Propose A Toast” is a celebration of life and human connection, all shot on nostalgia-inducing Super 8 film. The footage invokes memories of summers long past and reflects Foreman’s SoCal origins and passion for surfing. 

Speaking about the track, Foreman noted, “ ‘I Propose A Toast’ is a song to be sung at the end of a beautiful night with friends. It’s a refrain born of the paradox of humanity: recognizing both the pain and the beauty. The darkness, and the light. I wanted a song that would embrace the truth of where we are, and the roads that brought us here.

“So, I propose a toast: Here’s to a love that transcends the distance between us. And here’s to fighting … side by side.”

Foreman is currently on the road on the “Tear The Roof Off Tour” in support of Brandon Lake, which sees the two singer-songwriters playing arenas and large clubs throughout the U.S., with shows already sold out in Brooklyn, Memphis, Arlington and Orlando.

More on Jon Foreman

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jon Foreman's musical journey began in a California garage filled with surfboards. These were the humble beginnings of multi-Platinum-selling, Grammy-winning alt-rock band Switchfoot.

As the stages and crowds grew larger, Foreman felt the need for personal connection more than ever. So, after the lights, and smoke, and crowd-surfing died down, Foreman began singing his acoustic songs in the parking lot behind the venue. It was these "aftershows" that inspired his first four solo EPs in 2007: “Fall,” “Winter,” “Spring” and “Summer”: Twenty-four understated songs that showcased a new side of his songwriting proficiency. These were followed up by another series of EPs in the spring of 2015 titled, "The Wonderlands" – featuring 24 songs, a song for every hour of the day.

As a true songwriter’s songwriter, Foreman’s songs have been sung by a truly wide array of artists, including Taylor Swift, Twenty One Pilots’ Tyler Joseph, the Jonas Brothers, and Jon Bellion. From Mandy Moore to Meatloaf, his work is appreciated by quite a disparate cross section of the populace. Foreman boasts over 130 million global streams for his solo records, over 239,000 Spotify listeners, and has had massive syncs across film and TV including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “ESPN College Football” and “One Tree Hill.” 

Jon Foreman on the web: Instagram | website | TikTok

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