Sunday, 19 July 2015

Beautiful, Funny and Creative - Tim Foust Originals

It's been a while since I've written anything about Home Free. They haven't released a new video since the beginning of June, and the Fries are eagerly, and patiently, waiting for a new one. We have been spoiled with a couple of videos a month, and this is the longest without a new one since I discovered them almost a year ago. But we all know it we'll get there eventually. Sooner rather than later, I hope!

Meanwhile I thought I'd say something about the song writing skills of their Bass Man, Mr Tim Foust, because it is worth mentioning. Tim writes beautiful songs, and funny songs, and really, really good songs, and sometimes he mixes it all into one. His songs makes me dream myself away to beautiful places, and they make me laugh out loud. They make me feel alive, sad, happy and normal.

This first song is called I've Seen and Tim co-wrote it with Henry O'Neill and Joe Bilotta (all three on lyrics, Tim and Joe on music) and it's about being away on the road, traveling and missing the one you love back home. It is one of my favourite songs from the Crazy Life album, because of it's smooth harmonies (buy Crazy Life here, here or here). The video is footage from Home Free touring, and it's beautiful, filmed by Kristine Slipson who also made this video.

The next song is funny and sing-along-friendly, and it has some of Rob's awesome whistling on it. This is written by Tim alone. Have a look at the video, it's pretty nice and features some of my fellow Home Fries, and has a cameo by Avi Kaplan from Pentatonix. And Austin is shirtless in it. Need I say more? Champagne Taste (On a Beer Budget) is a song about that wife that spends more money than the husband makes. According to Austin every guy has that experience.

The last song is an unofficial, unintended sequel to Champagne Taste (On a Beer Budget), and it is a beautiful Christmas song, from their Christmas album Full of Cheer, that also features some of Rob's whistling, and the first 40 times I saw this video I laughed out loud several times. Listen to the lyrics, and look at the video. It will probably take a few times to catch it all. This is beauty in so many ways and it also shows the Guys goofiness. This is also written by Tim alone.

So what to you think? Don't you just love it?

There are other songs on the Crazy Life album that Tim wrote, and we are hoping that some of the original songs on the next album will be by Tim, and we're hoping to hear some of the other Guys song writing skills as well. We're keeping our fingers crossed!

You can also check out Tim's solo album The Best That I Could Do, it's full of Tim's awesomeness!

And, please, follow Tim on Facebook and Twitter.


1 comment:

  1. Once again, Carina!!! Yes, I have to agree. I'm looking forward to hearing some originals from the guys. Tim does have a way of dragging a smile out of one!!!! :D