Singer-songwriter Ethan Fogus will release his new record, Southbound, on October 14th. The follow-up to 2013's A Door Swings Back, the new project contains ten tracks, two of which we have had the chance to preview: “I’ll See You When I See You” and "Windowbox Flowers.”
Opening with snare drum and harmonica, “I’ll See You When I See You,” which was co-written with Matthew Pendrick (Slow Parade), hits the shuffling melody sweet spot in a heartfelt story about the end of a relationship. “Packing up/Moving on/Sarah, if you don’t want me around/Then I guess I’ll see you when I see you.”
A poignant, well-crafted duet, “Windowbox Flowers,” finds Fogus, with the vocal assist of Meg Brooks (The Brookes), pondering maintaining a relationship full of difficulties. A quiet, effective, and impactful track highlighted by gentle guitar and soft piano, the song explores a relationship where they “pay our rent/but dollars and cents aren’t enough” further questioning “you asked me to wait, how much longer do I wait?”
If “I’ll See You When I See You” and “Windowbox Flowers” are a glimpse of what is to come, then I, for one, eagerly await Southbound.
The Southbound album release will be held on October 13th at The Red Light Cafe in Atlanta.