FOREIGNFOX Release Birthday Flowers II via Scottish Fiction

June 2, 2019

FOREIGNFOX – Birthday Flowers II
Release Date – 31st May 2019

Scottish Fiction and FOREIGNFOX are proud to present Birthday Flowers II, a striking reworking of FOREIGNFOX’s last single released in March 2019.

Against a backdrop of acoustic guitars and soft piano, frontman Jonny Watt’s distinct brogue croons with passion and emotion.  For those who’ve devoured the full band version of Birthday Flowers already, here lies that rare opportunity of hearing how the band first envisaged the track.  Watt explains, “this is the way the song was originally intended.  Sometimes stripping a song back to it’s bare bones helps it become so much bigger sounding, with more focus put on the lyrics and performance.”

Lyrically, the song tackles the painful topic of gambling addiction; providing an adaptation of true events culminating in the loss of a close friend’s brother.  Burdened with ‘the weight of responsibility’ to get it right, Watt explains; “I have close friends who’ve struggled with gambling addiction and seen the destruction it has caused.  When I was first asked to write this song I had no idea how to approach it.  The worst thing I think I could have done was to water it down to the point where it’s no longer what it was originally intended to be.  At it’s heart, this is a dedication from one brother to another – I had to be respectful of that.  I have to always be respectful of that.”.

Birthday Flowers II is released digitally on all platforms having been released on 31st May 2019 via Scottish Fiction.

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