Track 1:  Bridge to Tomorrow

In addition to clean, tight playing on this tune,  Vernon’s songwriting and vocal prowess is on full display here. Deep lyrical and melodic hook in the chorus that keeps you humming this tune throughout the day. Their is also a nice subtle bridge that separates the sections beautifully. The chord change that Vernon throws in under the word “sorrow” also completely slays me. Every time it comes around I am a very happy listener!

~Chris Schoop, singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, tennis pro, Los Angeles

The sound is reminiscent of Steely Dan's balance between a less-is-more approach and  lush, layered instrumentation.  Fox's guitar solo is not really a solo at all because it is wrought as a complimentary part of the whole sound rather than a virtuosic indulgence.

~Keith Emory DeLancey, guitarist and bassist, Sylva, NC


Track 2:  Ghost

I love Vernon’s playing on this tune as well as the nice descending vocal on the “drifting away” chorus. Nice vibe-y tune.

~Chris Schoop, singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, tennis pro, Los Angeles

On the title track Ghost, Fox demonstrates that he has expanded his lyrical palette.  From the opening line: "The sky is on my mind / I walk outside to find another cloud to climb" to the chorus, "This is a ghost of a life I thought I'd have", this is perhaps lyrically the strongest song on the album.  The instrumentation is very nuanced and textured.  In particular, the keyboard add subtle ornamentation to its moody through-line.

~Keith Emory DeLancey, guitarist and bassist, Sylva, NC


Track 3:  We Need The Stars

There is a vibe to this song that evokes the feel and sound of something that I would love to hear in a rock musical. As in “Jesus Christ Superstar”, where the tunes were singable rock songs that stood on their own as great pieces, this song could be both as well— a song that stands alone convincingly as a song on the radio, or one performed by a cast on Broadway.

~Chris Schoop, singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, tennis pro, Los Angeles

It bounces and moves, and soars. 

~Chuck Denson, producer and voice over artist, Wilmington, NC

A shout-out to the background singers on “We Need the Stars,” fantastic!

~Keith Emory DeLancey, guitarist and bassist, Sylva, NC


Track 4:  Let There Be a Sign

This song evokes a mid 90’s  rock vibe, like from the band Live. Without a strong definable hook, the overall tune is memorable as a whole. Nice sections and a smooth listenable vocal.  A nice little sneaky  short “bridge?” at 3:09 with a little different chord tag at the end of the refrain. 

~Chris Schoop, singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, tennis pro, Los Angeles

Fox's quest for cosmic / spiritual guidance continues on the uptempo, “We Need the Stars” and “Let There Be a Sign.”  Although Fox spends much of this album longing for a guide, these two songs in particular remind us that he is hopeful for a peaceful tomorrow. 

~Keith Emory DeLancey, guitarist and bassist, Sylva, NC


Track 5:  You’ve Got A Lot To Explain

Nice swinging feel on this tune and it gives some nice balance to the feel of the other tunes. Very soulful vocal on this song. Feels like it could be done by an R and B dude. Maybe Al Green? Love the vocal on “I need a hand”. Really emotional delivery.

~Chris Schoop, singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, tennis pro, Los Angeles

"You've Got A Lot To Explain" articulates the thoughts of spiritual humanity, clearly and poignantly. 

~Chuck Denson, producer and voice over artist, Wilmington, NC

The final song on the album is "You've Got a Lot to Explain.”  I believe I hear Van Morrison's influence on some of Fox's vocal phrasing.  It works.  This song is brutally frank.  "You have hidden yourself and never shown your love to me" and "You claim the glory and leave me to rebel" are lyrics that reflect Fox's angst.  Then the music and vocals quiet as Fox sings, "But we need a hand, yes we need a hand."  As I listen more to this song, it sometimes seems as if Fox is arguing with god itself.  Whether this is an accurate reading of the song, I do not know.  Nor do I need to.  I can enjoy all of the songs on this album on many levels because the lyrics are open to interpretation(s).

~Keith Emory DeLancey, guitarist and bassist, Sylva, NC