Foster has been quietly building a strong and loyal community of fans who’ve become enamoured by his brand of alternative hip hop infused with the hooks of contemporary pop. You might’ve heard his debut single fools (can’t help falling in love) ft. Sody which went insanely viral and since then he’s only been elevating his sonic offerings. He doesn’t take two steps forward and three steps back, he takes a gigantic leap forward with each single he unveils to us. The 25-year-old Nashville native looks at every angle of his artistry too, creating visual marvels for his music videos for us all to get lost in, hypnotic live shows that he puts his soul into and, of course, his sonic world. He’s a 360 artist and he’s showing that today with Wish You Were Here.
Honest and forthright in his lyrical delivery, Foster doesn’t hesitate to get down to the nitty gritty details of this story. He serves as our humble narrator as he weaves a tale in which we see a relationship thats gone awry, something that’s be discussed a thousand times in music but where Foster differs is that neither party asks for forgiveness. Instead we see our main character confess to their wrong-doings and openly admit to their destructive mannerisms, resulting in the tale feeling far more authentic. His voice is filled with a raw passion that is both filled with melancholia and frustration over his actions, all with a minimal production backing it up to put emphasis on the narrative at hand.
“Before ‘wish you were here,’ every song I made was written by me, alone in my room, over a beat I either found online or was sent online. But this song came from one of my first ever sessions with a co-writer and producer actually in the room working with me. It was such a different experience for me working with Maize (Maize Olinger, co-writer) and Sean (Sean Myer, producer) who both blew me away with their experience and talent, and not to mention I was in LA for the first time, so the vibes were great. Everything came together so naturally. I remember listening to it over and over and over after we finished it, which is not something I usually do; I was, and still am, extremely proud of this one.”