Fiction Family is a new sideproject of Jon Foreman, lead singer of Switchfoot. Earlier this year he released 4 solo-EP's and a record. And this new project has already been in the works for 12 years. I don't know about you, but I'm excited to hear the album!
Fiction Family is Sean Watkins and Jon Foreman and we've been working on a record together for the last three years. "Officially, we met backstage at a music festival in downtown San Diego called Street Scene. Nickel Creek and Switchfoot were playing one after another. Anyhow, the record started as simple plan to co-write a song, which then then turned into a plan to make a EP, which was so fun we decided to make it a 5 song EP, which led to the idea of making it 7 songs. As soon as money entered the equation, it was all over folks. Anyway, it's coming out January 20th and we're very excited. It's really icing on the cake that this record is even being released properly. ATO none the less. Ideal, really. Most of the time while making this record, we were thinking that we'd probably end up just giving it away online and perhaps play a few shows. Just that sounded fun and fulfilling enough for the work we were putting into it. Thankfully ATO stepped in and agreed to release it which gave us motivation and a timeline for having it all finalized, turned in and done. The old adage that "you never finish a record, you just stop working on it" holds true. Whereas, we could have had endless fun adding and changing this record, it was nice to put it in the can and move toward getting out to you fine folks.