“‘Footwork’ has a lot of personal resonance because it’s partially about my wife. We were texting long distance when I was in New York writing the song. We finally went on our first date when I got back to London and now we’re married!
‘Footwork’ is the first track of our EP, the duo of Joshua Hoisington and Adam Welsh, contemplates the fate of life and everything that must go right to where we have become.
Adam continued: “To walk is to be human, to move is to be alive. Surprising things happen on the move, you can truly experience the ‘moment’. You can experience yourself as a body in relation to the land, to the urban context, to real space- an idea so basic, yet potentially subversive in the digital age.”
The song also straddles the line of ‘escape-ism’ and wonderment for what it would be, “if it had been”. A gnostic vision for a dream scape of educated guess, the mind reels in its own juices of expectation put up against the realities that might derail such sentiments.
“The kind of story where you want to leave everything behind and find yourself a world away from the reality that is now… ‘Footwork’ is about moving from a challenging place to where you really want to be. It’s about taking a risk, making a move towards freedom and gambling on something or someone you love. ”
Accepting the unpredictability.
Responsibility for the life that you’d wanted.
BOII is the transatlantic collaboration of Brooklyn-based producer Joshua Hoisington and London-based singer/songwriter Adam Welsh.
See them next @ MAAG Halle (Härterei), Zürich on December 9th.