The winters in Chicago can be brutal. They seem to go on forever and the constant gray skies can really take their toll on your well-being. But as the calendar turns to March, excitement kicks in and the end of another brutal winter is near.
On this particular Friday in March, everything seemed to be going right as I headed to Shirk’s. The sky was blue and it was unseasonably warm. I opened up the moonroof, slipped on the aviators and made my way downtown to the studio, blaring Foreign Born’s Person To Person. Listening to them as the warm sun hit my face for the first time in 2010 heightened my anticipation for the session.
I’ve listened to Person To Person countless times. As Shirk and I commented to the band, it’s one of those albums that never leaves the rotation because it always feels fresh. Seeing them in studio for this session gave me an greater appreciation for the band.
Foreign Born creates a big, full sound without ever feeling cluttered. Everyone hits their marks without fail – harmonies come in perfectly every time. And then there’s Lewis on lead guitar. His playing on the album is fantastic, but seeing him live is something special. As I moved the camera around, I found myself getting stuck on him any time he was hitting a lead.
On the bad news front, Foreign Born is not going to be at SxSW 2010. On the good news front, they are going to start working on the new album. Until then, download the Foreign Born live session and enjoy the videos.
Video: Foreign Born – Vacationing People