‘Dear Friends’ is a sorry note made by Oxford artist ‘Jon Sandman’ ready to play in Formula Indie the 3rd March
Like so many others in the wake of recent events, I became closed off from the outside world, and neglected some of the most important people in my life – my friends, my family, my partner.
A global epidemic has forced some of us into our shells, and reaching out to those we love for help has been harder than ever before.
This isn’t the first time I’ve felt this way. I actually wrote ‘Dear Friends’ back in 2017, when I started to grow apart from some of my closest friends from university, as we all went our separate ways. It was very lonely.
So, “Dear Friends”… I’m sorry I didn’t stay in touch. I’m often overwhelmed. This is a song about how much I miss everyone I’ve met along the way – those who have stuck around, just as much as those that have come and gone – and I wouldn’t be who I am today without every single one of you.
‘Dear Friends’ is the first single from my upcoming EP, ‘Spooky Action at a Distance’ (yet to be announced), and signals the start of the release of my complete back catalogue, which is coming in the form of several EPs and albums over the next couple of years.