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  • "Always" from Hello Hurricane
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  • "Awakening" from Oh! Gravity.
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  • "Chem 6A" from Legend of Chin
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  • "Dare You To Move" from The Beautiful Letdown
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  • "Dare You To Move" from The Beautiful Letdown Re-Release
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  • "Dark Horses" from Vice Verses
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  • "Dirty Second Hands" from Oh! Gravity.
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  • "Float" from Where the Light Shines Through(Deluxe Edition)
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  • "Happy Is A Yuppy Word" from Nothing Is Sound
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  • "Hello Hurricane" from Hello Hurricane
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  • "Hello Hurricane Trailer (Not On Album)" from Hello Hurricane
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  • "I Won't Let You Go" from Where the Light Shines Through(Deluxe Edition)
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  • "I Won't Let You Go (feat. Lauren Daigle)" from I Won't Let You Go (feat. Lauren Daigle) (Single)
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  • "If the House Burns Down Tonight" from Where the Light Shines Through(Deluxe Edition)
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  • "Live It Well" from Where the Light Shines Through(Deluxe Edition)
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  • "Live it Well" from Live in Chicago: The Looking for America Tour
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  • "Love Alone Is Worth the Fight" from Fading West
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  • "Meant To Live" from The Beautiful Letdown
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  • "Mess of Me" from Hello Hurricane
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  • "Native Tongue" from Native Tongue
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  • "New Way to Be Human" from New Way to Be Human
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  • "Oh! Gravity" from Oh! Gravity.
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  • "Restless" from Vice Verses
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  • "Stars" from Nothing Is Sound
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  • "The Original" from Vice Verses
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  • "The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)" from Hello Hurricane
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  • "This is Home - Switchfoot" from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian [Soundtrack]
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  • "Voices" from Native Tongue
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  • "We Are One Tonight" from Nothing Is Sound
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  • "What It Costs" from The Edge Of The Earth EP
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  • "When We Come Alive" from Fading West
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  • "Who We Are" from Fading West EP
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  • "You Already Take Me There" from Learning to Breathe
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  • "You Found Me" from You Found Me (Single)
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  • "Your Love Is A Song" from Hello Hurricane
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    On the lead single from their ninth studio album Fading West, Grammy Award-winning alt-rock band Switchfoot look back to a time when they'd just begun to push toward their dreams of bringing their music to the world. Featuring choir-like backing vocals from the band members' children--as well as the blend of edgy atmospherics and bright, breezy melodies that's become a hallmark of Switchfoot's emotionally intelligent and uplifting brand of rock--"Who We Are" embodies both a sweetly youthful spirit and the hard-won, highly impassioned joy that comes from triumphing through 17 years as a band.

    Throughout Fading West--the latest addition to a catalogue that has sold 5.5 million copies worldwide, including 2003's double-platinum breakthrough The Beautiful Letdown and 2009's Grammy Award-winning Hello Hurricane--Switchfoot reflect on their journey while wholeheartedly exploring all the pain and wonder of the present. According to frontman Jon Foreman--who founded Switchfoot with his brother Tim and their high-school friend Chad Butler in San Diego in 1996--hitting that balance required a great deal of rediscovery on the part of the band. "The point became, 'What are we going to do to push ourselves?'" says Foreman of the earliest stages of Fading West's creation. "Could we take ourselves somewhere we'd never been before, yet achieve a feeling of comfort at the same time? How do we go to a new place that feels like home?"

    Produced by the Foreman Brothers in collaboration with Neal Avron (whose previous work includes mixing albums by Aerosmith, Weezer, and Fitz & the Tantrums), Fading West was ultimately born on the road and in the waves. While touring in support of their 2011 album Vice Verses, the longtime surfers set out in search of songwriting inspiration by visiting several of their favorite surf breaks around the world. "The idea was to surf, write songs, play music, and see what ideas came," explains Tim. Traveling to Jeffreys Bay and Crayfish Factory in South Africa, Bronte Beach in Australia, Raglan in New Zealand, and Uluwatu in Bali, the band threw themselves into a voyage both physical and emotional--an endeavor they chronicled in a documentary film also entitled Fading West--and soon found themselves infusing new energy, soul, and sound into their music.

    Opening with the sunny and shimmering "Worth the Fight," Fading West sees Switchfoot building off the melodic pop sensibility of their early years with bigger, bolder arrangements and heady electro effects. Soaked with soaring harmonies, the album offers up its share of heart-on-sleeve love songs, such as the guitar-powered "When We Come Alive" and the throbbing, groove-heavy "All or Nothing." Changing gears on "Say It Like You Mean It," Switchfoot delivers a dizzying assault that merges frenzied vocals, furious guitar, skittering beats, and world-weary lyrics ("Feels a lot like we've lost the goal/Lost our minds and lost the soul")--then strips that all away to dreamy harmonies and hypnotic sitar. Then, on the stirring and slow-building "World You Want," Fading West turns quietly intense and imparts a global message that's cautionary but empowering ("Is this the world you want?/You're making it/Every day you're alive").

    At the heart of Fading West is a trilogy of songs that perfectly capture the soul-searching that initially inspired the album. On the sweeping, midtempo "Slipping Away," the band turns melancholy in its tenderly poetic remembering of their younger years ("Remember coming home at four in the morning/Before the sun was up/Back when the east was a fire of gold/Just waiting for the rest of the sky to fall in love"). Next, on "BA55," Switchfoot slides into a much darker soundscape marked by swirling distortion, majestically heavy bass, and--in the end--a sense of transcendence that's entirely true to the song's promise to "let my soul fly." Finally, with the anthemic "Let It Out," Fading West bursts open into a unabashedly joyful mood intensified by power-pop hooks, sparkling piano, handclap-driven beats, and the lyrical plea to "Breathe it in and let it out."

    For Switchfoot, the blissed-out peace that shines through songs like "Let It Out" stems largely from the band members' redefining their relationship with home. "For a long time, home was a place of failure because it meant that we didn't have any shows," notes Jon. "When you drop out of college in your early '20s and all your friends are getting jobs and you're the guy who lives with his parents, it's way better to be on the road. Only recently did I feel like home was a place where I could feel comfortable and content."

    Today, "home" still means the beaches of San Diego where the Foremans and Butler first connected as surfers and eventually formed the band that Jerome Fontamillas would join in September 2000, followed by Drew Shirley in 2005. Signed to re:Think Records after just 20 gigs, Switchfoot put out their debut album The Legend of Chin in 1997, signed to Columbia Records in time for their fourth album The Beautiful Letdown, and released two more albums with Sony (2005's Nothing Is Sound and 2006's Oh! Gravity) before going their separate ways with the company. Itching for creative freedom, Switchfoot financed the building of the studio where they recorded Hello Hurricane and Vice Verses, both of which they released on their own lowercase people records via Atlantic Records. In the midst of all that music-making and subsequent touring, in 2005 the band created the Bro-Am Foundation to benefit local children's charities that aid at-risk, homeless, and street kids in San Diego.

    To form the closing segment of Fading West, Switchfoot chose two tracks that serve as love songs to the ocean: the playful yet sprawling "Salt Water," and the huge-hearted epic "Back to the Beginning." It's a fitting finish to an album that was largely inspired by the sea, which Jon describes as a perfect metaphor for simultaneously experiencing reassurance and danger. "You're comfortable out there, but it's the unknown," he says. "You can paddle out in South Africa and it's exactly like home and nothing like home all at once. That's what I'm hoping our record feels like--trying to find peace in dangerous places."

    Entry last edited by BraddenFord_NRT on 03.08.17
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    CCMFAN comment | Posted March 15, 2018
    Amazing Band!

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    Beanie17 (202)
    so awesome!!! | Posted January 16, 2014
    I saw them later fall for the first time and they were amazing!!!! I love the new CD and all of their other CDS too!!

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    Best of 2011 | Posted March 05, 2012
    In a year that has had many excellent new releases...Vice Verses comes out on top! Switchfoot keeps getting better with age. This is their best lyrical work yet.

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    bhm1104 (85)
    good music | Posted December 30, 2011
    good music

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    My inspiration | Posted December 30, 2011
    I just love u guys!!!

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    Not a Good Role Model | Posted December 28, 2011
    I wish that Switchfoot had more Christian lyrics in at least some of their songs. I overlooked this since the lyrics still seem good. Then I saw a video on You-Tube of the leader giving an impromptu concert in a parking lot and was asked several times by the police to leave and refused and had to be escorted away. I did not appreciate him talking back to the police and then disobeying him in front of several young people. It just is not a good example for young Christians.

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    Restless | Posted December 26, 2011
    Restless Is just Beautiful. You can Hear the Longing of one's soul as they write. So Many People are feeling the exact way the song describes, "Until the sea of glass we meet At last completed and complete Where tide and tear and pain subside And laughter drinks them dry I'll be waiting Anticipating All that I aim for What I was made for." People know that when That Glorious Day comes, There will be no more Restlessness Because we will find God And Feel Satisfied forever. I'm Glad I Found this song Because Now I know that no matter the Trials and Problems I will Face, I have that one Glorious day To look forward to. May God Keep Blessing You guys with these Beautifully Awesome Songs(:

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    Switchfoot | Posted December 20, 2011
    Love the new song "Restless"

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    Creativity | Posted December 18, 2011
    Switchfoot has been one of my favorite bands for a long time. I first heard the Legend of Chin and have loved every album since. My favorite is Nothing Is Sound. Rather than selling out like many crossover Christian artists tend to do overtime, or changing their sound to match the current trends, Switchfoot has always remained true to themselves regardless of what is popular. Their creativity and lyrics are amazing!

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    <33 | Posted December 17, 2011
    I really LOVE their song Dare You to Move. I haven't heard many of their other songs, but that one's awesome !! <3

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