Foreman & Co. remind you that life goes on during hard times with their latest single and video Sun Still Rises — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Fresh from the Quebec alt-country band’s 2021 album Waiting For A Sign, Sun Still Rises is a toe-tapping cut laced with twangy guitars, an easy-rockin’ beat, and the kind of uplifting message that never gets old. “Sun Still Rises is the story of letting go, be it a relationship that’s failing or a band that is collapsing,” Foreman & Co. say.
Fittingly, the song was written when the band was going through challenges due to Covid-19. As the pandemic took its toll on live shows and rehearsal options, the band began to shed members. Eventually, it came down to founders Tom Foreman and Steve Larocque, locked away and “Hall and Oates-ing a band on life support,” they recall. The result is an emotionally charged record that speaks to loss and frustration — and looks to better days.
“It’s both a personal and an objective take on the great dumpster fire of life that was the winter of 2021,” they say. “But it’s not all dark; it is true that it takes a little rain and a little crap to make flowers grow.”
Waiting For A Sign also includes Hometown Saturday Night, an arena-sized anthem that refuses to go gently into the dark night and begs for the return of the action-packed weekend. Just Like You And Me is a Springsteen-style fight to find some light in a dark day during a dreary winter commute. President’s Day is an acoustic tale of heartbreak, while Down To The River offers a resurgence of hope.
Staying resolute in their own determination to remain a band, Foreman and Laroque found other members to round out the roster. Brooke Fullerton was able to make it into some of the recording sessions and contributed with thoughtful piano and B3 lines, as well as accordion and rich vocal harmonies and, by the spring of 2021, the band had added Dave Luker on drums and Matt Remenda of lead guitar — which brought things full circle, since Matt, Tom, and Steve had been friends and bandmates of one sort or another since high school.
Hailing from Grenville Sur La Rouge, just outside of Montreal, Foreman & Co. write like Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen, but they sound like Lynyrd Skynyrd and vintage AC/DC. If you are Canadian and like The Tragically Hip and Blue Rodeo, this band is for you. If you are American, think Wilco, Blackberry Smoke and Steve Earle.