As if waiting atop a lighthouse towering along cliffside shores, Yorkshire, UK-based singer/songwriter Gideon Foster transports us to his black-and-white fever dream with the melancholy new single, “Prophecy” – check it out on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu90c871BHA&feature=youtu.be
Foster’s new song is the title track from his genre-defying album “Prophecy,” a musical journey sparred from an epiphany that fell upon Foster. “I’ve always had a love of music and played guitar a bit, but until I had a spiritual awakening nine years ago, none of it made sense,” says Foster. “As my life changed as a result of this event, I started to look for meaning in my life, and songwriting became that meaning.”
Spellbinding vocal harmonies tell a tale that Foster has been waiting most of his life to tell, with a harrowing origin. “53 years in the making to create the title track “Prophecy.” “It’s a dream I have had all my life about being on a cliff looking down at the sea with an open-air theatre and a black and white floor below,” says Foster. “As I was growing up, I used to think where is this place? what’s the meaning?”
“Prophecy” is a contemplative song accentuated by haunting melodies that flow in tandem with lyrics that read like a long-lost manuscript, or an ancient parable recently unearthed.
“Dance if you want to be free
Cause all roads end meant to be
Meant to be
Soaks up the morning sun but never knew why happiness comes”
The album “Prophecy” is an introspective journey that was recorded with the help of producer-extraordinaire, Si who was as much of an inspiration to Foster as he was a musical guide. “it’s really a journey from the past to the present,” says Foster.
Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/track/3pjgtM8eseNraVKN0ltKZA?si=4c7d0bd7cecc43bb&nd=1
Gideon Foster is a singer/songwriter that has been blending a philosophical outlook on life with a unique sound of his own. His love of music has led him down many different roads and genres but not to be constrained by them.
Gideon arrived on the music scene a little later than most, not producing a song until his mid 40’s. Releasing many singles, an EP, and most recently his debut album “Prophecy,” there is no sign of slowing down this eclectic artist.
His songs have been featured in numerous online publications, with the track “Up on the Hill” featured in Rolling Stone Brazil. He has received some radio play and regularly performs live at gigs and local festivals around his native Yorkshire/Manchester lineage.