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June 22, 2022

As I mentioned previously I was forced to leave my music distributor Spinnup due to changes within the company. I have now re-uploaded my music to another distributor. Songs could be missing from people’s playlists due to this change. More information further below if you’re interested. I had to resize and slightly compress some of the artwork to meet the requirements of the new music distributor. But they still look fine to me. The single ”Like a Storm” is incorrectly priced on Apple Music. Hopefully it will be corrected. All of the music is now available on Instagram and TikTok. The music should soon be available on Snapchat too. Lyrics are also now on platforms that have this feature. If anyone notices something to be wrong with any of the tracks on any platform please let me know. I have been working on new music. We will see what happens.

It is via a distributor that the music is transferred to online stores and streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube etc. My main concern with moving to another distributor was to keep the statistics and streams. This is done by something called ”track-linking”. To do this one needs to upload the same audio files, track titles, artwork, release dates and ISRC (International Standard Recording Code) number to replace the original files. Once online stores and streaming platforms detect that the files are identical track-linking should occur and one then deletes the original files. Track-linking should also keep songs in playlists but this can not be guaranteed. So if you notice songs are missing from your playlists this is most likely the reason. If track-linking is unsuccessful all statistics and streams revert to zero and one is essentially starting over. I followed the instructions provided to me and I can see on Spotify that tracks have track-linked. I also got confirmation from Spotify’s support team. I am not familiar with other platforms and can not say if track-linking has been successful or not. I have deleted the original files and they should now be gone from all platforms. But track duplicates may still be found until databases have been updated.

– Eric

May 18, 2022

I have used Spinnup to distribute my music to streaming services since 2016. Changes are being made within the company and they have decided to delete artists from their service. I am now forced to remove my music and upload it using another service. So the music will be unavailable on Spotify, Apple Music and other platforms affected by this for an unknown period of time. The music will still be available on Bandcamp and SoundCloud. I do not know if this will be a seamless transition or not. Meaning the number of streams, statistics etc could be reversed to zero. I will start the moving process within a few days or weeks and keep you updated.

– Eric

December 5, 2021

Thank you to all the Spotify listeners this year.

– Eric

August 11, 2021

Time for something more lighthearted with the new single “Flamingo“. I’m also currently working on new music.

– Eric

May 25, 2021

A slightly shorter version of ”UlieIcry” is out now. This edited version doesn’t include the very last part of the original. Marking it as ”Radio Edit” on Spotify and other major streaming platforms was not by choice. I had preferred ”Edit” only but ”Radio Edit” was the only option available. It is not edited for radio purposes. Releasing it in a bit more condensed version is something I have thought about for some time now. UlieIcry was originally released on the self-titled debut album. Free MP3 download on SoundCloud. Ends June 2.

– Eric

March 15, 2021

Ten pictures giving a closer look at the painting used for the artwork for the latest single ”Wildfyre” have been posted on Facebook and Instagram. I had a very specific idea for the artwork and Polish iconographer residing in Greece, Ewelina Mylonaki (Instagram: greekiconographer), was very kind to paint it and send it to me. It took her 300 hours to finish it. I highly recommend viewing the artwork in full resolution at here. But no photo/scan can do it justice.

– Eric

February 23, 2021

PULS, a printed and online magazine in Ciechanów in Poland have written an article about Foghorn Lonesome and Ewelina Mylonaki (Instagram: greekiconographer) who grew up in this city and painted the artwork for the new single “Wildfyre” that was released last month. A PDF version of the magazine can be downloaded from their website here. A big thank you to everyone at PULS for the support.

– Eric 

January 22, 2021

The new single “Wildfyre” is out now. I had a very specific idea for the artwork and Polish iconographer residing in Greece, Ewelina Mylonaki (Instagram: greekiconographer), was very kind to paint it and send it to me. It took her 300 hours to finish it. I highly recommend viewing the artwork in full resolution. But no photo/scan can do it justice.

As I have mentioned before the live aspect of Foghorn Lonesome is on hold. In late 2018 the live band was dissolved and since then I have focused on releasing new music. Also now isn’t the right time to start up a new live band due to Covid. We’ll see what the future brings. For now Foghorn Lonesome is just me writing and releasing music occasionally as it’s always been. Now that the new single is out I will eventually start thinking about what comes next. As always thank you for the support.

– Eric 

Photo by Bo Reinerdahl

November 23, 2020

The next single is titled “Wildfyre”. Samples can be heard on Instagram. The artwork for it has been painted by Ewelina Mylonaki (Instagram: greekiconographer). I had a very specific idea for the artwork and she was very kind to paint it for me and send it to me from Greece. I have scanned the painting and I am now finishing the last details regarding the release of the single.

– Eric

Artwork and photo by Ewelina Mylonaki

July 11, 2020

New single “Strawberry Moon” is out now. At the time of this post it is available on most streaming services and will soon be on others as well. It’s a bit different from anything I’ve done before. Some might not call it a “song” in the traditional sense. It’s perhaps best listened to through a good pair of headphones. I mentioned in a previous (now deleted) post that I had originally intended the next single to feature two tracks. This and another one. But I decided to release them separately. Strawberry Moon would have been the second track on the single. The other track is currently being mixed. At the moment the live aspect of Foghorn Lonesome is on hold. In late 2018 live band members Tomas and Jessica moved to another city making it difficult to continue. So I focused on the single “Hopeless in Stockholm” which was released in February 2019. I have tried putting together a new live band but we’ll see what the future brings. For now Foghorn Lonesome is just me writing and releasing music occasionally… as it’s always been.

– Eric 

(Click artwork for original large version. May take a few seconds to fully load.)

November 8, 2019

A new single is currently being worked on.

August 12, 2019

New interview here.

July 9, 2019

A new merch store is now open at Zazzle.

February 24, 2019:

New single “Hopeless in Stockholm” is now available on all major streaming services.