But I'm not sentimental
This skin and bones is a rental
And no one makes it out alive...
Jon Foreman's lyrics have always pulled at my soul. He's the lead singer of the bands Switchfoot and Fiction Family, and he also does music independently. Switchfoot's Beautiful Letdown literally changed my life. i can remember sitting in my room, listening to "24" and thinking, "i'm not 100% sure what these lyrics mean, but they really move me." i would go through the album booklet, reading and re-reading lyrics until i thought i fully grasped what Jon was saying. years later, these songs still make me think deeply, and pull me closer to my Creator.
Jon is my best friend's favorite artist, and it was a joy to watch her interact with his music. she knows every word to every song. isn't it amazing how one person's heart, put on paper and tied to a melody can change someone's world? that's my favorite aspect of music. no matter where i am in life, there's a song that fits it. i'm thankful for artists like Jon that are not afraid to be vulnerable with their craft.
my favorite part about last night's show was Jon inviting a fan on stage to sing with him. how cool is that? and homegirl blew us all away... what an amazing opportunity! i'm sure this is a night she'll never forget, and neither will i. going to this show has made me fall in love with music all over again. Jon knows how to capture the essence of sound and lyrics, and present it to you in a way that's inviting and familiar. check out more pics below, and if you're interested in Jon's music, start off by listening to "Your Love Is Strong". you can follow Jon online: @jonforeman