Warm days, wind in your hair, not a single care in the world. Nanaimo, BC- based singer-songwriter Glen Foster captures the ease and breeze of the perfect summer road trip with his new single “Different Highway” from his forthcoming album Unnatural Tendencies.
Using a 12-string electric guitar to imbue the song with a little bit o’ twang reminiscent of the Byrds’ Roger McGuinn or George Harrison on “Eight Days a Week,” Foster purposely sought a ’60s Summer of Love vibe on “Different Highway.”
That was me you saw for a fleeting glimpse
Out of the corner of your eye
You were standing in line with him waiting there When I went shuffling by
You looked so cute when I caught your glance Your ticket in your hand
I knew you were excited to see me again
Here on my one night stand
The song waxes introspective and philosophical on the musician’s life itself. “The concept is that musicians may be on a different highway, but still chasing the same old dream,” Foster explains.
Listen on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/track/19W4hnFomBWtQt2Fa4XiYZ?si=5eaa63ca70814f9c&nd=1
A veteran musician, Foster had worked on the song on and off for 20 years, and it draws inspiration from his own life on the road. “When you’re on the circuit, you end up coming back to the same cities, seeing the same faces. Hence the girl I refer to in Verse 1 who was ‘standing in line waiting there, ticket in her hand, excited to see me again…’”
The video features performance scenes interspersed with beautiful driving scenes on Vancouver Island, with Foster “behind the wheel, moving ahead…” as the song goes.
Check out “Different Highway” on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXprdmzWlDA&feature=youtu.be
Glen Foster is a ‘do-it-all-himself” kind of guy. He writes his own songs, sings, plays multiple instruments, books his own gigs, and promotes and produces for his own record label and publishing company. He’s been an instrument repairman, salesman, teacher, and a music student with two silver medals from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Foster has been performing professionally for more than 40 years, and has released nine original albums of his own compositions, hence the title of Unnatural Tendencies – his tenth album.