For several months now, Switchfoot has been taking to social media to tease quotes and photos from their time in the studio creating #Album10. In an exclusive email sent to excited fans late last night, Switchfoot finally announced an album title and release date.
Where The Light Shines Through will release July 8, 2016 and is now available for pre-order here. Each pre-order includes an immediate download of 2 songs off the record plus 2 exclusive unreleased songs from the Switchfoot vault.
"Ironically, this album of light was born from one of the darkest times I've ever been through. But instead of running away from the darkness, I wanted to meet it face to face," wrote Jon in the letter to fans. "Lately, He's been finding me in the dark, sitting on a rock beside the ocean. And through these times in the dark I'm beginning to realize that "living it well" means something bigger than just pretending: pretending that everything is OK, pretending that I have all the answers. That living well begins by acknowledging the wound. After all, the dark wounds of our world are inescapable- the wound is you, it's me, it's humanity. The wound is our broken homes, our broken marriages, our broken hearts. The wound is Golgotha, the wound is the cross. But rather than running away, let's embrace the truth about our broken humanity, and the truth will set us free! Let's not pretend to be well- after all, it's the sick that need a doctor. No, we are the wounded. Mortally wounded. Darkly wounded. But, the wound is where the light shines through," Jon concluded. Do we really believe in a Living God who is our redeemer, strong and loving- capable of healing these wounds? If so, then let's bring our darkness to him. All of it. Life is short. I want to live it well."
Where The Light Shines Through track listing :
1. "Holy Water"
3. "Where the Light Shines Through"
4. "I Won't Let You Go"
5. "If the House Burns Down Tonight"
6. "The Day That I Found God"
7. "Shake This Feeling"
8. "Bull in a China Shop"
9. "Live It Well"
10. "Looking for America" (featuring Lecrae)
11. "Healer of Souls"
12. "Hope is the Anthem"